There are strong indications that President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet of ministers may not come until some time in September, according to findings.
Part of the reason for the delay, according to knowledgeable sources include the fact that the President’s plan to clear the “rot” inherited from the Goodluck Jonathan administration; the crisis in the National Assembly over the choice of principal officers; and the need to reduce ministries and parastatals.
A Presidency source, who had a confidential briefing with some journalists in Abuja, said the mess Buhari inherited was “sickening. You cannot even begin to imagine the situation we have met on the ground.
”Almost everything is in a state of decay. There is absolutely no way the new government can hope to achieve anything long-lasting without first building a new foundation.”
The source said President Buhari’s plan of action could be compared to that of “a doctor who first has to break a poorly set bone afresh, before resetting it to allow for smooth and proper growth”.
On the National Assembly crisis, the source said it was “yet one more excuse why forming a cabinet will be impossible until further notice”.
“Look at how they are fighting among themselves. The Senate has now adjourned till July 21. That means no one to scrutinize or approve any ministerial list until the end of July.”
When told that the National Assembly said it was ready to cut short its break to consider any request from the President, the source asked the reporters to await the President’s “long-awaited” intervention in the crisis between the party and the National Assembly.
”The President wants to walk his talk on stable politics and being a leader for all. He has a plan for the National Assembly.”
The source debunked the insinuations that the delay in appointing ministers had stalled the government, stressing that civil …Read More
Source:: New Mail