NLC demands reshuffle in Buhari’s cabinet

NLC demands reshuffle in Buhari’s cabinet

- NLC president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, says an immediate cabinet reshuffle in Buhari’s cabinet is needed two years down the line to remove nonperforming ministers

- Wabba states that most Nigerians expect the Buhari administration to add impetus to governance

- The labour leader says several corruption-related court cases need to get convictions

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack some of his ministers who are not performing.

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The president of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, made the call in a report published on the Nigerian Tribune on Tuesday, August 28, when speaking on the expectation of the organised labour from the Buhari administration.

Wabba said an immediate cabinet reshuffle in Buhari’s cabinet was needed two years down the line to remove nonperforming ministers.

Welcoming the president back from the over 100 days’ medical vacation abroad, the labour leader said anxiety was high when Buhari was billed to return because there are lots of expectations from Nigerians.

He said: “There is high expectation in how to rejuvenate the machinery of government, especially looking at the performance of the ministers and some political appointees. I think, usually in the life of any administration, halfway down the line will be a enough time to assess their performance and then assess the impact that they put into the system.

“Most Nigerians expect that there is the need to add impetus to governance and looking at key sectors and ministries, there are some that have done well, but some have not done well. So, there is expectation that the cabinet be reshuffle and be able to inject new ideas.”

“Two years down the line of any administration is enough to do a kind of assessment, and looking at a very genuine assessment, there is still much to do, to get to the promise land.

Wabba noted that several corruption-related court cases had not been concluded, adding that there was need to get convictions and declare how much was recovered.

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Meanwhile, a reported plan by President Muhammadu Buhari to reshuffle or dissolve his cabinet has caused anxiety among his ministers.

The newspaper states that the proposed cabinet reshuffle likely influenced the president’s decision to defer the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, August 23.

According to presidency sources, Buhari has been preoccupied with reshuffling his cabinet since he returned to the country.

One of the sources said the ministers who are aware of the likely changes in the cabinet have been lobbying Buhari through their governors or close allies of the president, to either retain their ministries or be moved to other ministries that they deem more “important”

In the video below, TV asked some Nigerians which of President Buhari's ministers they would want to be be sacked?


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