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Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by dre11(m): 11:33am On Apr 15
..........Wants clean slate, may recall only a few current ministers

...........Incumbents abandon responsibilities, engage in massive lobby to return


Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

Barely a month and a half to the start of his second term, President Muhammadu Buhari is weighing his options for a new cabinet that would help him to deliver on his campaign promises to Nigerians.

The president, who had told Nigerians during the keenly contested presidential election held on February 23 that he would consolidate on the gains of his first term, particularly in the areas of security, fight against corruption and revival of the economy, is said to be considering starting his second term on a fresh slate, sending home all the incumbent ministers except one or two of them he retains confidence in.

Buhari had been under severe criticisms for not tinkering with his cabinet even when it was obvious that many of them were so anonymous and underperforming.

But the president kept faith with the ministers, perhaps in the belief that they would improve and help him shore up the confidence of Nigerians in his administration’s capacity to meet their basic expectations.

THISDAY sources close to the president said the outcome of the presidential election, which though he won by close to four million votes ahead of his main rival, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was said to be an eye opener for the president, who is said to have come to terms with the reality of majority of Nigerians’ disillusionment with the performance of his administration.

“The president is not carried away by the euphoria of his victory at the poll. Rather, he is acutely aware that Nigerians seem not too impressed and he is determined to make amends,” a highly placed source said.

According to him, “The president intends to do a clean sweep of the cabinet by gathering a new bunch that would help him deliver the dividends of democracy to Nigerians.”

Subsequently, Buhari is said to be considering dissolving his body of ministers by the middle of next month to pave the way for the appointment of fresh helmsmen.

Although the president is said to be looking at appointing more technocrats, THISDAY gathered that many of the incumbent ministers have set up strong lobby to return to office.

Presidential Villa sources said so intense is the lobby that the president and his key aides are worried that governance is suffering.

“Ministers would appear to have left their tasks and are now running around close associates of the president to help them keep their job,” a source said, adding that Buhari is already compiling a list of such ministers, vowing to ensure that they do not make the next cabinet.

But there are concerns that given the connections of some of the outgoing ministers, the president might not be able to withstand the pressure and might eventually return many of them.

“That is not likely to happen,” said a close presidential aide, who is part of the search team for what he called “brilliant but experienced technocrats for the task of making the next term more meaningful and eventful for Nigerians.”

Buhari, according to impeccable villa sources, intends to still keep a lean team of not more than 36 ministers being put together by his kitchen cabinet, said to be led by his Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari.

Unlike in 2015 when it took him about six months to show up with his list of ministers, the president is said to be determined to hit the ground running this time around.

“He plans to send his list of ministers to the Senate almost immediately it is convened in June,” a close associate told THISDAY last night.


https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/04/15/buhari-weighs-options-on-incoming-cabinet/amp/

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Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by JasonScoolari: 11:44am On Apr 15
Writing another list of noisemaking failures.
You may wish to call them, "Friends of the kunù guzzling drunkard"

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Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by profolaolu: 11:50am On Apr 15
JasonScoolari:
Hmmm
Your head is overheating again,you are waiting for it to be push to FT,to start displaying.

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Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by JasonScoolari: 11:53am On Apr 15
profolaolu:
Your head is overheating again,you are waiting for it to be push to FT,for start displaying.
How can someone who voted for Buhari question my intelligence?

You are poor and uneducated and want to improve, yet you vote for a man who can't increase the number of his cattle.

You vote for a man who claims 'You Dont Need WAEC to be President'. And you say my head is overheating?

What a m0ron.

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Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by B3sty: 11:53am On Apr 15
Hmmmm
Hope this won't take another 1 Year to get the so Called "Saints " abi na Rouges as Ministers... And I hope my Late Dad's Name won't be on the List.

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Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by Baawaa(m): 12:02pm On Apr 15
We need able men with integrity not rogues and thieves

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Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by JustAvo: 12:03pm On Apr 15
Funny Comments Trooping In Already grin

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Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by Gsteve01(m): 12:04pm On Apr 15
Yeye cool
Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by GavelSlam: 12:06pm On Apr 15
Keep Fashola, Amaechi, find a role for Moghalu.

Get a young SE/SS for Communications. Matter of fact call it ICT .

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Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by Biggty(m): 12:06pm On Apr 15
I hope he dish us the rubbish he did at the start of his first tenure where he spent over six months to assemble his cabinet only to end up mostly with incompetent minister and special advisers.
Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by ClearFlair: 12:07pm On Apr 15
Some real shockers coming. I trust PMB. grin

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Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by ClearFlair: 12:07pm On Apr 15
Gsteve01:
Yeye cool

Go back to Cameroon with Athiefku

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Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by AnanseK(m): 12:07pm On Apr 15
JasonScoolari:
Writing another list of noisemaking failures.
You may wish to call them, "Friends of the kunù guzzling drunkard"

Children of hate are already here

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Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by okeyumez(m): 12:08pm On Apr 15
Talk is cheap. Action is the key

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Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by Wheezdwisdom(m): 12:08pm On Apr 15
How can I apply for minister of youth and sport. That ministry need fresh mind and idea
Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by ClearFlair: 12:09pm On Apr 15
GavelSlam:
Keep Fashola, Amaechi, find a role for Moghalu.

Get a young SE/SS for Communications. Matter of fact call it ICT .

ICT should go to a young technocrat from the South-West

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Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by GavelSlam: 12:10pm On Apr 15
ClearFlair:


ICT should go to a young technocrat from the South-West

I think young techno from SS/ SE.

It'll create an avenue for some of the disgruntled to key into this government.

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Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by Austyn007(m): 12:11pm On Apr 15
Special Monday offer..

Check my signature and Send a DM
Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by Gsteve01(m): 12:11pm On Apr 15
Mumu, keep whining there while your future is being fried.
Keep sleeping in Nairaland waiting for Naira to fall on you from Seun abi cool

ClearFlair:


Go back to Cameroon with Athiefku

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Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by NaijaOlosho(f): 12:15pm On Apr 15
angry angry
Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by BruncleZuma: 12:15pm On Apr 15
For another 6 months....
Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by nurex01(m): 12:16pm On Apr 15
Hmmm... Portfolios of many will be dumped

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Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by ahukannakate: 12:16pm On Apr 15
Nothing special
Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by Djponyan1: 12:17pm On Apr 15
That man has nothing good for Nigeria

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Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by Odinakang: 12:18pm On Apr 15
Chris Ngige should be the number one minister returned. He performed excellently well. No strikes in the last 4 years and new minimum wage about to be passed under his watch. Long live Chris Ngige.

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Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by uzobaby(f): 12:21pm On Apr 15
All of them should go...they are not the best in the country. .education, health, ICT,etc are almost non existent...fresh people with fresh ideas should be put at all parastatals abeg...

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Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by Gracealone(m): 12:30pm On Apr 15
That was how he weighed his 'options' in 2015
Re: Buhari Weighs Options On Incoming Cabinet by markidoo(m): 12:32pm On Apr 15
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