Buhari To Select Ministers Next Week

Retired Nigerian General Buhari attends African Diaspora Conference

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to unveil list of his Ministers next week baring any unforeseen circumstances that may prevent it, Vanguard reports, citing sources.

A source from the All Progressives Congress (APC) told Vanguard that the president had delayed releasing the list because the 8th parliament was yet to come on board

Apart from the Ministerial appointments, it was gathered that the president would also make some others necessary appointments. This would include appointment into the Office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation.

Some of those expected to make the new list of Ministers are the immediate past governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fasola, former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, former Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi and former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Abdurrahman Dambazau (retd).

Fashola may be engaged by Buhari as the nation’s Justice Minister and Attorney General. Dambazau may become Nigeria’s defence minister. It will be recalled that Dambazau headed the Security and Intelligence Directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council just as Fayemi also headed that of Policy, Research and Strategy.

A former governor of Ekiti State, Engineer Segun Oni, Education minister in the Obasanjo government, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili and Prof. Pat Utomi are also believed to be in consideration.


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