Lagos lawmakers commend Buhari over ministerial nominees


Eromosele EbhomeleLagos House of Assembly
Some members of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Wednesday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for picking those they considered the right individuals as cabinet members in his government.
The 21 names were read out on Tuesday at plenary by Senate President Bukola Saraki.
Deputy Majority Leader and representative of Apapa Constituency 2, Olumuyiwa Jimoh said those alleging that some of the ministerial nominees are corrupt are not sincere, saying that they are mere allegations by political enemies.
According to him, “if you are appointed as the head of your organisation today, people who don’t want you in the office would say one thing or the other against you.
“Have they proven the allegations against these people in a court of competent jurisdiction? Evidences must be proved.
“Who is not competent in the list? Is it Alhaji Lai Mohammed, or former Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola or Senator Chris Ngige? They are all qualified. If you have anything against them, come out with the evidence,” he said.
According to Jimoh, the country wants those that can make the necessary changes and lead the country in the right direction. He added that the nominees would give Nigeria the expected change, and that they are the best hands in the country as at now.
The Chief Whip of the House, Rotimi Abiru, said that the appointment of ministers is a prerogative of the President, who, he said, must have looked carefully at the nominees before picking them.
Abiru, who represents Shomolu Constituency 2, said: “some of the nominees have held public offices before now, they have performed in the course of their previous employment. It takes the leadership to give direction.
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Source:: PM Newspaper