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Agbakoba Buhari needs to wake up and sack this cabinet - NBA ex-President

Agbakoba criticised Buhari’s appointment of ministers, describing some of them as unfit to handle their portfolios.

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Former president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olisa Agbakoba, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack his cabinet and appoint a more efficient one.

Saying President Buhari is sleeping on the job, Agbakoba, said "We want government to work for Nigerians."

The leader of the recently-formed National Intervention Movement (NIM) said: “We want government to work for Nigerians. Presently, it does not. President Buhari needs to take his job seriously. He is sleeping on the job. He needs to sack his entire cabinet because they have failed.

“Why for instance has nobody been fired for Mainagate? What is government’s plan for unemployment? Seventy per cent of our young people are unemployed. It is alarming! What is the federal government’s plan for power?

“Should the privatisation process be reversed? Why is our bidding and procurement processes failing? Why is government still appropriating billions of naira for turnaround maintenance of dead refineries?

Continuing, Agbakoba criticised Buhari’s appointment of ministers, describing some of them as unfit to handle their portfolios.

We need to ask simple questions. If APC promised us ABCD, how many have they fulfilled? How many ministers are actually competent to deliver on their ministries? For instance, the good friend of mine Dr. Kayode Fayemi has no competence to be minister of mines because that’s not his background.

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“What is the competence of another good friend, a nice chap and a successful man, Udo Udoma (SAN), to be the minister of budget when he is a lawyer? So, the President should be called upon to dismantle his cabinet and pick the right people because the best guys are not there.

“Another good friend Geoffrey Onyeama is an intellectual property lawyer. He has no competence to be a foreign minister, but he’s there. The federal cabinet lacks competence and that’s what’s causing our problem,” ” he said.

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Agbakoba lamented that it's rather unfortunate that politicians who have been accused and charged of corrupt practices still present themselves for public and elective offices.

Agbakoba criticizes Buhari's government

In August, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria had described the Muhammadu Buhari administration as a “non-performing government” that cannot attract foreign direct investment.

Agbakoba also revealed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is cracked saying the populace's biggest task is to be able to make government accountable, otherwise, 2019 is going to be a serious war.

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