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Why Ministerial List was delayed-Buhari
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Why Ministerial List was delayed-Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has explained that the Ministerial List took this long to compile because it received the handover notes from President Jonathan just four days to the expiration of the administration.

Senate President Bukola Saraki receiving the MinisterIal List from Senator Ita Enang and  Alhaji Abba Kyari

Senate President Bukola Saraki receiving the MinisterIal List from Senator Ita Enang and Alhaji Abba Kyarii

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This explanation is contained in the nationwide independence broadcast which the President is expected to make at 7am. According to President Buhari ““We received the handing over notes from the outgoing government only four days before taking over. Consequently, the Joda Transition Committee submitted its report on the reorganisation of Federal Government structure after studying the handover notes. “It would have been haphazard to announce ministers when the government had not finalised the number of ministries to optimally carry the burden of governance.

“Anyway, the wait is over. The first set of names for ministerial nominees for confirmation has been sent to the Senate. Subsequent lists will be forwarded in due course. Impatience is not a virtue”

The much awaited Ministerial list was handed over to the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki at 4.59pam on October 30th 2015 by the Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari and Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly, Senator Ita Enang.

The whole world was then informed of the development by the Senate President at 5.20pm when he tweeted “I can now confirm that I just #TheList of minsiterial nominees” And because of the late arrival of the list, Nigerians will not be able to determine its content until Tuesday, October 6th when the Senate reconvenes.

Though the nominees who made the list have been kept a closely guarded secret, names that have been speculated by many media organisations include: Former Governors Rotimi Amaechi, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Ogbonaya Onu, Senator Chris Ngige and Babatunde Fashola.

 

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