Gbenga Kakah 'Buhari Should get rid of some ministers to succeed'- Kakah

He made this statement as an answer to the question asked by the press people on Monday about the Buhari’s newly constituted cabinet.

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Sen Kakah speaking at the press conference

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Senator Gbenga Kakah, former deputy governor of Ogun state advised Buhari to get rid of some ministers in order to succeed in his reign.

He made this statement as an answer to the question asked by the press people on Monday about the Buhari’s newly constituted cabinet.

We are expecting that Buhari should be able to perform. Like I said before now, nobody would wish for a better set of ministers though there are few of them that could be exempted. They will prove us wrong or right at the appropriate time.  There are people that we don’t need to panic about” he said.

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Kakah also spoke on other matters such as ministerial allocations, expectations from Buhari’s Government, problems faced by the industries and people and so on.

Speaking about the number of ministries Kakah stressed the need of merging the ministries to avoid the unwanted allocation of funds.

If it is still possible for Buhari to merge ministries and bring it from 24 to 16 for the purpose of efficiency and conservation of funds, that will be fine. Will anybody say that spending 70 percent of our budget on recurrent expenditure ideal?

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 “As far as Buhari is concerned, he has done well. I have said it that there are still some big elephants in his administration that should be replaced in the next six months”.

Commenting on allocating finance ministry to Kemi Adeosun, he said that she may be okay but her credibility to in the present situation of economic crisis is a question.

She may be okay but if somebody is working for a pathological liar, who will make submission full of sound and fury signifying nothing, presiding over an administration that is getting all priorities wrong with dilapidated infrastructure everywhere, economic opportunities begging for attention right from farming to industry, it becomes difficult to be optimistic about that person.”

Kakah speaking on the pathetic situation of industries, infrastructure and agriculture said that there is an immediate need to attend to these problems.

There is hardly any industry that can boast of. Some industries are closing down because of the bad roads. Go to Olokola, it is the same story.  Dangote was frustrated and had to move to Lagos. How come we have Apoje, we have Lomero, we even have rubber estate and nothing is being done?

Money is being wasted on building bridges. The rural areas and agriculture are totally neglected. If that is the person nominating someone for a sensitive position like the office of the Minister of Finance, Buhari needs to look at his back and see whether the decision he has taken is right or wrong.

Kakah finally cautioned Buhari not to do what the former president Jonathan had done.

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