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Buhari President reveals plan to appoint more ministers to cabinet

The president said he'll be making more appointments to invite fresh ideas.

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Shugaba Muhammadu Buhari play President Muhammadu Buhari (Vanguard)

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced his plan to appoint more ministers to his cabinet so as to inject new ideas into his administration.

The president made the revelation at the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives' Congress (APC) at the National Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday, October 31.

Part of the president's address read, "Last year I said we would re-constitute the Boards of Parastatals. I must regret the fact that we have not done so, for many reasons.

"Some of us in this meeting may know I had given instructions since October 2015 for this exercise to start. But there have been inordinate delays through several Committees in an attempt to get the balance right and to make sure all parts of the country are equitably represented.

"On the other hand I am keenly aware that our supporters are very eager for these appointments to be announced. By the Grace of God these appointments will be announced soon. Especially now that the economy is improving, we will have the resources to cater for the appointees.

"By the same token the compressed Federal Executive Council will be expanded to bring in more supporters at Federal Level, with fresh ideas to be injected into the government."

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The plan was later confirmed by the president's Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, who posted on his Twitter account (@BashirAhmaad), "President Muhammadu Buhari will expand Federal Executive Council to bring in more people and fresh ideas, for the ultimate benefit of the people of Nigeria."

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