Delay In Ministerial List: Bakare Backs Buhari

Delay In Ministerial List: Bakare Backs Buhari

The serving overseer of Latter Rain Assembly, Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has backed the President Muhammadu Buhari's led administration's delay in the announcement of Ministers and others, saying that the government should be given enough time to get things right.

Bakare who said this during an interview at The Glory Christian Ministries recently, added that behind the scenes, a lot is going on in the engine room.

"The appointment of ministers, Chief-of-Staff and the rest will take its time. Remember the president told the nation that he did not get the handover notes until May 28. So, his transition committee didn’t have anything to work with. Recently, it handed over the report in 8,000 pages reduced to about 800 pages. Thus, I can assure you that behind the scenes; a lot is going on in the engine room.

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"Let’s give them time. It won’t be long, maybe, before the end of June, before we see the different faces of the new government. You have heard that we will have a lean government, as against an over-bloated government. All these things will take time. You don’t do these things in a hurry.

"I think it is good to give the new government time to settle down and assess what they have inherited from the Jonathan government so that they can sit down and begin to put the Nigerian house in order, and it is good to give them time," he averred.

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While reacting to the insinuations that the new government has had three weeks but nothing seems to have changed as they promised, he said: “Things that have gone wrong for almost 16 years cannot change in three weeks. We had a transition that was so smooth from one government to the other. The president was sworn in, in an atmosphere of peace and we did not experience violence. That’s good enough for a start.”

Meanwhile, former president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olisa Agbakoba, has said that Nigeria would not be able to afford the cost of having 36 ministers usually selected from across the 36 states of the federation.


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