President Muhammadu Buhari, can’t come to the terms with the fact that
Nigerians are particularly in a hurry for him to appoint ministers.
In an interview with ARISE TV, the President blamed the delay in
appointing ministers on the lateness in getting handover notes from
former President Jonathan’s transition committee.
Buhari said: “I don’t know why people are so anxious for the ministers.
But eventually we will have them.
“The main reason is that I had a transition committee, which I agreed
with former President Goodluck Jonathan that the ministers of the
outgone government should handover their notes and documents to this
transition committee so that we could be prepared.”
“The ministers knew that they were going but the technocrats, permanent
secretaries and so on, knew they will remain. So if anything goes wrong,
they will be invited to explain.
“Unfortunately, the outgone government did not cooperate, so what the
committee did was to divide itself into about five sub-committees, and I
(only) got the report, I think, three days ago.
“I was waiting for that report because I would like to know what
positions there are in the government, especially in terms of the finance
and petroleum portfolios. So I’m not in a hurry to get ministers.”