Former Governor of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi has expressed shock at being nominated as minister.
The former Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode John Fayemi, has expressed shock at making the ministerial list submitted to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday evening, Fayemi said:
"Well, to the extent that I was not told by the President that I was going to be on his list, yes, it came as a surprise. The President is a surprise master, let me put it that way.
He did not tell anyone to the best of my knowledge and I would have thought that I was in vantage position to know more than others.
I was with him for five days before then, I was with him in New York at the United Nation General Assembly and he never said a word about his list to me nor to anyone else.
We came back to Nigeria together, I was with him till 4:00pm on the evening he submitted the list to the President of the Senate and I didn’t have any clue of what is going to happen. So, to that extent I was pleasantly surprised.”
The Senate has said screening of the ministerial nominees will begin October 13.