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Group downbeat on ministerial nominnee screening

17 October 2015, 07:46

Abuja - A pro-democracy group, the Good Governance Advocates, has expressed uncertainty President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet would resuscitate the economy.

“It is no more news that Buhari's cabinet is about to start business after much ado,” Ifedayo Obi, an executive of the Good Governance Advocates, said.

“To be candid, any nation in our current economy coma does not need such decades of days to have sailors that will sail policies not only to resuscitate but fulfill change mantra.”

Such sentiments came in the wake of the screening of nominees in Buhari’s ministerial list.

“From their nomination to screening and confirmation, there is no difference from what we have had in time past. In fact, it is all about rewarding political stewardship, political calculus and power recycling,”
Obi said.

The official criticised the composition of the proposed cabinet.

Also read: Amaechi's ministerial screening splits Senate

“Apart from some that are blessed with baggages of alleged corruption, women representation is 16 percent unlike 32 percent in immediate past administration and for the youth they will need to wait for the future,”
said Obi.

Obi nevertheless pointed out it was solely a prerogative of the President to pick whom he deemed fit to work.

“We have no choice than to live with it,” said the official.

“He has overlooked their sins and tagged them saints instead of demons.
So, we join Nigerians to congratulate them with the same mission statement that they should go and sin no more. They should not brag on self righteousness but guide with all diligence the political righteousness imputed on them.”

Obi concluded, “Finally, they should not allow the President to make them noisemakers as he earlier asserted but good governance makers.”

- CAJ News


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