Buhari leaving nothing to chance
Nigeria’s new president, Muhammadu Buhari is leaving nothing to chance. It is rumoured that he will assume the position of the Minister of Petroleum, as he finds no one credible enough to handle the nation’s major resource for generating revenue. Plus, there have also been speculations on the persons he will likely pick to occupy certain ministerial positions.
As a former minister of petroleum and energy, and the first chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in 1976, the president is duly capable of solely handling the country’s oil sector. One of the president’s colleagues is quoted to have said that the filth in the oil sector is so much that only president Buhari is capable of carrying out an overhaul on the sector.
Concerning speculations on potential ministers to be appointed by the new administration, the president according to sources is yet to make final decisions on his yet to be appointed members of cabinet who may not be revealed to Nigerians until late July 2015. But he had on Tuesday, the 2nd of June 2015, sent the names of 15 special advisers to the national assembly for approval. The senate, responsible for the confirmation of the new cabinet, will be meeting in a week time before going on an expected six weeks adjournment.
It is said that this administration, unlike the old will have a lesser number of ministries and consequently, ministers, but no less than 36 for the number of states in the country, as stated by the constitution.