As President Mohammadu Buhari marks his 78th birthday, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Media official Garba Shehu has explained why the President delayed the appointment of Ministers during his first term in 2015
It will be recalled that the long delay attracted barrage of criticisms then
Acccording to him, after he was inaugurated in 2015, Buhari had prolonged meetings with Permanent Secretaries and heads of the various government agencies and departments, adding thatthe meetings took few months, leading to the delay
The article reads: “As he marks today, December 17 as his birthday, Muhammadu Buhari, driver of change and mobiliser of voters continues in his role as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, leading by setting examples as the country wades through the thick waves of corruption, insecurity and a Covid economy.
“The qualities of uprightness and incorruptibility have given the biggest push to Muhammadu Buhari both as a military Head of State and a two-term democratically elected civilian President of Nigeria.
“Upon his assumption of office in May, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari sat at long meetings with teams led by Permanent Secretaries and heads of the various government agencies and departments.
“Those meetings took a few months to go round and were in effect, responsible for the delay in the appointment of ministers into his first cabinet.”