President Buhari has revealed the calibre of people who will make his ministerial list. According to him, he will not appointment people he personally knows but those who have been tested to be capable of such task.
President Buahri made this known during a maiden meeting with leaders of the National Assembly on Thursday in Abuja.
Speaking at the meeting which held at the Banquet hall of the presidential Villa, the president said:
“Many at this dinner meeting are saying they want to see the list of the proposed cabinet so that they can go on leave peacefully.
“I’m very much aware about it; I’m under tremendous pressure on it. But the last cabinet which I headed, most of them, the majority of them I didn’t know them. I had to accept the names and recommendations from the party and other individuals.
“I worked with them for three and half years at least – meeting twice or two weeks in a month. So I know them.
“But, this time around I’m going to be quiet me – me in the sense that I will pick people I personally know,’’ he said.
Senate president Ahmad Lawan who was present at the meeting used the opportunity to refute reports which quoted him as saying that the president will submit the ministerial lost on Wednesday.
He said: “Let me take the opportunity to correct that. A senator raised a point of order under personal explanation.
“He said we should be sent the list of the ministers by the executive arm of government and in my response I said the executive is working so hard to ensure that the list of Nigerians that will help this administration work is going to be transmitted and we could even receive it this week.
“We could’ is conditional and I will urge everybody here to report it as it is,” he said.