I am Under Tremendous Pressure to Unveil Ministerial Nominees: Buhari

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SWITZERLAND, JULY 12 – President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to calls for him to form his cabinet.

Addressing the leadership of the National Assembly during a dinner on Thursday night in Abuja, the President said he is under pressure to unveil his ministerial nominees.

“I am very much aware about it and I am under tremendous pressure on it,” he said.

President Buhari added, “The last cabinet which I had, most of them, a majority of them I didn’t know.

“I had to accept their names and recommendation from the party. I worked with them for three and a half years.”

Buhari had been criticized in the past for taking too long to pick his cabinet. In 2015 when he became president for a first term, it took him six months to select ministers.

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees for ministerial positions will be sent to the senate before weekend.

Lawan made the disclosure at the plenary after a Point of Order was raised by Sen Albert Bassey Akpan (PDP, A/Ibom).

Lawan said the Executive arm was working very hard on the ministerial list and that from the feelers he got the list will soon be sent.

He said that he was sure that the nominees would be screened before the lawmakers’ vacation.

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