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Buhari Rumoured to be Delaying Naming Ministers Until September



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President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly has no plans to name ministers until end of August or September.

An an unnamed source close to the president is said to have revealed the news to Punch.

According to the source:

“Mr. President is reluctant to build on a rotten foundation he inherited from the Peoples Democratic Party administration. You cannot even begin to imagine the situation we have met on the ground; almost everything is in a state of decay.

There is absolutely no way the new government can hope to achieve anything long-lasting without first building a new foundation,” the source said.

The source added that clearing the PDP rot was not a month’s job and said those that had been heckling the President over lack of cabinet were politicians looking for jobs.

“They have tried doing it other ways and those haven’t worked. They only want their cronies appointed to ministerial posts anyhow and they are fuelling the agitation,” the source said.

He also said Buhari was taking his time to know the ministries that would survive government’s planned pruning and the desire to cut cost of governance.

The source likened President Buhari’s plan of action to that of a doctor, who first has to break a poorly set bone afresh, before resetting it to allow for smooth and proper growth.


  1. jayboogie

    June 29, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Good plan , it didn’t work ! .. lol . Quick Question , will all these ministries put their activities on hold pending on this past administration cleaning ? Things are slow ooo.

  2. Warizdiz

    June 29, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    I don’t like rumours. But it is possible. The 1920 locomotive train we have as President would hv driven the country aground by then. We dey watch. The beginning of shame often starts with being clueless and pretending to know.

    Daura Dullard.

  3. Missy J

    June 29, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Lol… Really,this President Buhari’s led government is so entertaining. Always in the news. Entertainers need to learn. If today its not ministerial appointments tomorrow it is helipad or private jets next tomorrow is it Daura cows.
    Back to the matter: President Buhari should take time and do what will benefit the people of Nigeria in the long run.
    Previous administrations who had ministers what good did we achieve? #ermm.. we sha achieved oh but not enough compared to what we are capable of#

  4. Ivy Nils

    June 29, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Its sicking i don’t know which is worst.. the excuses or the inaction. God help us!!!!!

  5. nnenne

    June 29, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Everything I needed to say about Buhari was said during the campaign. Now, that he is in office, I will be patient silent and watch.
    Next comments will be in 4 years time.
    Am hoping the answers then, will not be “Jonathan, Jonathan, Jonathan. “

  6. nene+

    June 29, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Now i think GMB came unprepared! So Buhari does not have his team already? Its is a shame that APC ate,slept,drank and swam on propaganda and some will come out to defend this cluelessness?
    No wonder he was perpetually unelectable until Tinubu and co forced him down our throat.
    Nigerians next time think!
    GMB i am truly disappointed the cabal can hold you down in this manner!
    You are old enough to resist the cabal just that they funded you and made your dream come true with dirty looted funds. Without Tinubu,even your 12million voters would not have saved you. You cant eat your cake and have it.
    Even GEJ made advancement against the cabal that rebelled against him.
    GMB ACT!

  7. Taipan

    June 29, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Nigeria!!!!!!!!!!!? Sai Buhari…………APC!!!!!!!!!!!!? Change………””Mirage “”””

  8. Lade

    June 29, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Nigerians!!! I don’t know why some of you bother going to school when you’ll continue to reason like illiterates. Didn’t they teach you guys in goverment class about the job functions of a permanent secetary (the real but silent oga) in the ministry? ministers are just political apointees that help steer the ministry in the direction the president wants and in their absence the ministry functions because there is a laid down civil service structure! jeez!!! you guys baffle me! very ignorant! just like saying NNPC can’t function because of the dissolution of the board. That’s how someone was ranting yesterday that Obama allowed the supreme court to legalize same sex marraige, that he ahould have stopped them, how na? I’m just tired!

    • Sylvia

      June 29, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      If you think the american president has no say in judicial affairs then you are very misinformed. American justices are appointed solely by the president. Obama initiated the referendum, you don’t expect his appointees to go against him. He carefully chose them, unlike Jonathan. That is why republicans like Donald Trump have been blasting the Chief Justice, who was actually appointed by Bush( a republican president) for not being able to influence the other judges against the decision.

    • Ruler

      June 29, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      Go and drink piss my friend. Say your own and go. Nobody is holding your hand. Twat!

    • Ruler

      June 29, 2015 at 10:18 pm

      @Lade My comment is for you.

  9. olajumoke

    June 29, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    All those that have commented above are nothing short of myopic and insolent people. Do you know the rot this country is experiencing at the moment? I am sure types like you cannot do half of what buhari is doing. Take a chill pill and cut him some slack! If his ministers does not perform, buhari’s name will be the first on your lips. Cleaning this country of its rottenness is not a 4 year job….talk less of a month!
    Let him choose wisely please..olodo people.

    • APC LIES

      June 29, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      @Jumoke, come on shat ap.
      Fulani slave! What is he cleaning?
      Whose mess? Saraki,Tinubu,Atiku,OBJ,Amaechi,Fashola,Aregbesola’s messes?
      shat ap and keep cleaning Buharis thrash.

      A president who nursed ambision 16 can not make a head way in 30 and you are defending?

    • Renix

      June 29, 2015 at 3:07 pm


    • Sisi Eko

      June 29, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      APC slave are you still standing? You were told to go seat in the gutter @olajumoke

  10. Jamce

    June 29, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Am one of those who stated that GMB was not and the CHANGE we need. No that we have him as President, we must also understand and not deny the rot in Nigeria since 1976 when OBJ took over after the assassination of General Murtala Muhammed. So, while wrongfully blaming GEJ for the national woes, we stated that the blame must start from OBJ and fixing a decay of over 39 years is a very herculean task which must be approached with caution to avoid a repeat of the mistakes of the past and creating more problems.

    It is on this note that I would align with GMB to really take his time to assess the level of damage and issues that need to be dealt with before taking any wrong step. We should not forget that most Nigerians of today are used to the life of corruption which has been in the psyche since the past 39 years or more. Although GMB has no excuse not have grasped the extent of the problems as this was one of my points against him as presidential candidate: GMB was a Minister of Petroleum, ex-Head of State, ex-Chairman of Abachas PTF and has been an ex-officio member of the NEC attending State Council meetings. He has been a presidential candidate since 2003 without any articulated idea of the national problems and possible solutions.

    Now, as President, considering his present age, palpable intellectual languor, the labyrinthian nature of the socio-political and economic encompassment of the Nigerian state, we must give him the space and room to distill the issues and chart his course for resolving the problems of the Nigerian state. As our people would say, “to craze no dey hard, na di waka be di wahala wey dey”. The prize has been won, it is the work attached to the prize that is the issue now.

    Let’s allow him time to think, plan and work so that there would be no excuses in 2-4 years’ time. On a lighter but serious note, not appointing Ministers is actually saving Nigeria a huge financial drain from the perspective of salaries and allowances of the Ministers, their numerous Special Assistants and Aides, Vehicles and travel costs, accommodation costs, etc which could run into billions of Naira. Afterall, what difference would they make but to continue in the looting galore if not properly done.

  11. Jamce

    June 29, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Pls pardon my typos

  12. cindy

    June 29, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Pls my mom is a senior federal civil servant and work has not stopped. Buhari has already told us that he believes permanent secretarties should sign contracts awards or whatever that is and not ministers. The new rule in my mum’s office is that both senior and junior staff should get to work by 8am and the senior staff should close by 5pm. You are late if you arrive anything later than 9am. I can’t remember the last time this rule was upheld but it is happening now. I’m sure there are other things going on that even I cannot see now. Please you all should stop being ignorant especially if you are not in the system. The change is happening already. The ministeries are sitting up with or without a minister. You all need to chill out.

    • Naaaah

      June 29, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      Omo Ole. Snr. civil servants will be happy signing contracts now. Are the pension thieves not civil servants?. The worst corruption is in the civil service. @Cindy, the worst thing you can do Is bring your parents to a forum like this. Respect yourself.

    • Adenike

      June 29, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      Uhm! Please don’t be insulting someone’s parents. In the civil service, you can work your way to the top. Not everyone’s parents is an ole because they work in civil service. Sit your financially weak ass on the floor. Be ye delivered from poverty of the mind.

    • Sisi Eko

      June 29, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      Then, she should not bring her parents to a forum like this. You bring ur own they will be dragged. Don’t you learn?

    • Tunmi

      June 29, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      Thank you jor and please keep informing us. You can’t build a lasting home on a bad foundation.

  13. ola

    June 29, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    I really dont understand this cry about ministers….the permanent secretaries in the ministries are the ones doing most of the job,so even without ministers,we are not missing anything

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