President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly hinted that he may retain some ministers to serve in his new cabinet.
President Buhari’s second term in office is expected to begin on Wednesday, May 29.
In a special interview aired on the Nigeria Television Authority, the president said he was considering whether some “would stay” following the submission of their performance report.
The president also promised to be tougher on incompetent officials in the security sector.
“I will find out who is responsible, where they are not efficient," he said.
Legit.ng provided a live update of the special interview session where the president also spoke about the issue of his emergence as president, his disappointment in the National Assembly for the late passage of the 2019 budget and how he intends to tackle the problem of insecurity.
Earlier report had it that outgoing ministers and state governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were intensifying their battle of wits to make their way into the next cabinet of President Buhari.
Buhari’s first tenure ends at midnight on Tuesday, May 28, the same day all ministers are required to leave office. But many of them are keen to return as are some of the outgoing governors who want to move to the federal level.
Meanwhile, the APC leaders in Akwa Ibom state have reportedly written a protest letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, rejecting the listing of Senator Godswill Akpabio for ministerial appointment.
The APC leaders under a group tagged Ibom Integrity & Servant Leadership Culture Initiative said that such appointment is an invitation to crisis in the state.
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According to report, they claimed that the poor representation of APC in Akwa Ibom state in the last general election was largely due to the destabilising and authoritarian tendencies of Senator Akpabio.
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