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Buhari Ministerial List President explains why he delayed appointment of cabinet

Buhari gave the explanation during his Independence Day broadcast today, October 1, 2015.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why he delayed the appointment of his ministers till four months after his inauguration.

Buhari gave the explanation during his Independence Day broadcast today, October 1, 2015.

"Fellow Nigerians, there have been a lot of anxiety and impatience over the apparent delay in announcement of ministers,” he said.

“There is no cause to be anxious. Our government set out to do things methodically and properly. We received the handing over notes from the outgoing government only four days before taking over.

Consequently, the Joda Transition Committee submitted its Report on the reorganization of Federal Government structure after studying the hand over notes.

It would have been haphazard to announce ministers when the government had not finalized the number of ministries to optimally carry the burden of governance. Anyway, the wait is over.

The first set of names for ministerial nominees for confirmation has been sent to the Senate. Subsequent lists will be forwarded in due course. Impatience is not a virtue.

Order is more vital than speed. Careful and deliberate decisions after consultations get far better results. And better results for our country is what the APC government for CHANGE is all about,” he added.

Buhari has been severely criticized for failing to appoint ministers and was earlier termed "Baba Go Slow" due to the "slow" pace of his government.

The opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has also accused the president of exhibiting dictatorial tendencies due to his delay in naming his cabinet.

Buhari's ministerial list was submitted to the Senate on Wednesday, September 30, but will not be made public till Tuesday, October 6, when the legislative house holds its next plenary session.

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