Ministerial list delay: Defence, health, education worst hit


…FG activities slow down

By Henry Umoru, Kingsley Omonobi, Omeiza Ajayi, Luminous Jannamik, Joseph Erunke and Gabriel Ewepu

The inability of President Muhammadu Buhari to form his cabinet 45 days after commencing his second term in office appears to have slowed down activities in most of the federal ministries at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

Ministerial list, Federal Executive Council Chamber
Federal Executive Council Chamber

Buhari had been sworn-in for the second term on May 29 after being declared the winner of the February 23 presidential election.

It took about six months for the President to appoint his ministers at the commencement of his first term in 2015 with many Nigerians voicing concerns about the implications for a then-ailing economy that required urgent attention by a federal cabinet to fix.

The concerns about the need for a cabinet to address economic and security issues besetting the nation are no less on the front burner, as Senate President Ahmad Lawan said, last week, that Buhari was likely…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper