Ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in office, he is said to be considering a cabinet reshuffle that will send home all the incumbent ministers except one or two of them.
Buhari’s list of ministers would be ready by June, recall that in 2015, it took him a few months to reveal his list of ministers.
Reports say the president is weighing his options for a cabinet that would aid his campaign promises to Nigerians.
Buhari had vowed to fulfil the promises made during his first term, especially in the areas of security, economy and corruption.
According to sources close to the president, amidst criticisms that the president failed Nigerians, the outcome of the February 23 presidential election was an eye opener for the president, despite his victory in the election.
One of the sources noted, “The president intends to do a clean sweep of the cabinet by gathering a new bunch that would help him deliver the dividends of democracy to Nigerians.”
Subsequently, Buhari is said to reshuffle his cabinet by the middle of May, as an avenue to appoint fresh ministers, in which there will be more technocrats, many of the incumbent ministers have set up the strong lobby to return to the office.
Presidential Villa sources said “Ministers would appear to have left their tasks and are now running around close associates of the president to help them keep their job,”
He, however, reiterated that the president is compiling such list already, vowing to ensure that they do not make the next cabinet.