Saturday, 26 September 2015

Ministerial appointments: No going back on September 30 – Presidency

Ministerial appointments: No going back on September 30 – Presidency

 ABUJA – Presidency has assured that the September 30 promise by President Mohammadu Buhari as deadline for the appointment of Ministers would be met.

The presidency spoke against the backdro of a growing apprehension in the polity on the fact that it is only 5 days to the end of the month.

Of concern also was the current travails of the senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, which many Nigerians feared may make the deadline not feasible.

At the moment, the senate whose function it is to receive and screen the Minister nominees from the presidency is on vacation to resume on September 29, barley a day September 30.

But in an exclusive chat with the Senior Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on the issue recently, he stated that Nigerians needed not to worry as the deadline given by president Mohammadu Buhari to form his cabinet has not yet elapsed.

He said: “Time given has not yet elapsed and the president himself said by September 30, there is no cabinet, you should come and ask him questions. That is it.”

It will be recalled that the president had in his visit to Ghana on September 7 told Journalists that he would unfailingly constitute his cabinet on or before the end of September.

“After I was sworn-in, I said I will have my cabinet in September. I expect that Nigerians should ask me questions after the 30th of September if I do not do so,” he said.