Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, said that the president may dissolve his cabinet before he is sworn-in for a second term.
Punch reports that Adesina said this on a programme monitored on Arise Television on Thursday.
Speaking on the program, Adesina said:
One thing about governance is that the first mandate was for four years.
That mandate lapses on May 29, and shortly before May 29, the president is likely going to officially dissolve the government. That is the way it is usually done.
He says thank you to everybody that he has called to work with him and then he dissolves that government officially.
Then when he is inaugurated for a second term, he now reconstitutes government; he appoints his personal aides, he forms his cabinet, he appoints other people to fill other positions.
The president’s media aide, when asked if it was going to take up to six months to set up a new cabinet, said, “It wont take that long.”
Watch the interview below: