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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Buhari insists some ministers will not get any portfolio

President Buhari has restated his earlier position that some of the screened ministers will not be getting any portfolio in the yet to be constituted cabinet. President Buhari had earlier stated this in an interview with Channels TV in India last week. He restated his position today while receiving the list of screened and confirmed ministers from Senate President Saraki this afternoon

"The constitution certainly said there must be one member of the cabinet from all the states but the constitution did not say I must have 36 ministries so I will exploit that detail because of the economic imperative to have lots of ministers, substantive ministers, let me put it that way. I think that the economy as I have seen it now since my sitting here for the last four months, that we are so much battered.
Although some people are saying I am giving bad publicity and scaring away investors. Any investor who is interested in investing in Nigeria will seem to know more about the economy more than ourselves. So when I come and tell the truth about the position of the economy of the country, I am going out looking for investors. But I am confirming to them that we are truthful, that we need them to come and help us help ourselves by getting in industries, manufacturing and services. They know our needs. The economy of human resources, I believe will make them eventually come and help us"he said.

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