Details are beginning to emerge about the delay in President Muhammadu Buhari announcing his ministers after spending over 40 days in office. From what we gathered, Buhari sent a list of nominees to security agencies for screening, only to be shocked with the feedback he got.
Out of the 36 names he sent for screening, only 3 passed the corruption test. The security reports on the remaining 33 nominees confirmed their involvement in alleged fraud and misappropriation of funds. Some names among the list of nominees were said to have been recommended by APC leaders. Buhari has always reiterated that corrupt persons will have no place in his cabinet.
Following the development, sources say the president is already working on a new list which he would send to the security agencies for screening. “Buhari has said anybody with skeleton in the closet will not work with him irrespective of the role he or she played.
If such persons are around him, it means he may be pressurised to compromise his principled stance”. “So they are trying to push him to a corner, because the truth is that they cannot seem to read or understand his body language. They have now seen that Buhari is ready to sacrifice anybody for Nigeria to move forward”, the source said. If the new nominees pass the corruption test, their names will then be sent by Buhari to the Senate for confirmation. This is expected to happen late August/early September.
Source: Today News