President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why he is yet to appoint ministers.
YNaija reports that Buhari blamed the delay in appointing ministers on the lateness in getting handover notes from ex President Jonathan’s transition committee.
Speaking on the matter, the president reportedly 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.”