Can be comfortably tagged ‘#TheList-II’.
President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded a second batch of ministerial nominees to the Senate. This time, I am sure a lot of Nigerians hope that this new batch isn’t as geriatric as the first one.
The public outcry that followed the release of familiar names in the first list kinda confirms Nigerians’ yearn for “Changed wine, Changed bottle”.
‘Sai Baba’ sent the list on Monday afternoon, and it was delivered to the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki by the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.
The President had, on Thursday, September 30, sent the first batch which comprised 21 nominees.
This second list, according to a sources, has 15 names no one however could not independently verify the claim.
It shoukd be noted, that, in the spirit of federalism, the Nigerian Constitution requires at least one minister to be named from each of the 36 states of the federation.
In as much as this decree is tenable, I believe it is high time we Nigerians go for palpable performance at the expense of any political default that the Constitution places on us.
At this point of our lives as patriots, we should be able to say, “we don’t really care about the indigeneship of ministerial appointees, what we care about now is practical delivery of duty”.
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