‘I’ll only appoint decent Nigerians as ministers,’ President says

Buhari stated, on Monday, July 26, 2015, that his cabinet would be made up of only patriotic, decent and experienced Nigerians.

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has  revealed the qualities that Nigerians can expect his ministers to possess.

The President made the comments during an interview of morning show, ‘Good Morning Nigeria’.

Buhari said:

“From what I have seen so far, we need really patriotic Nigerians – Nigerians that can work very hard, knowledgeable, experienced, committed Nigerians – to be in charge of ministries.

“A lot of the institutions of Nigeria – important institutions – were compromised. Everybody was for himself and God for all of us; its most unfortunate.”

“We have the people, educated people, experienced people but everybody seemed to be working for himself – how much he could get as much and as quick as possible.”

“We have to look for technocrats and we have to look for politicians and certainly we have to look for decent people in this class to give them the responsibility of being in charge of ministries and important parastatals (agencies).”

Buhari’s delay in appointing ministers had led to controversy in the country with many criticizing him for running a ‘slow’ administration.

The President has however revealed that he will not appoint ministers into his cabinet until September.

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