Shehu Sani has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to select only capable, competent and patriotic persons when forming his cabinet.
The former senator made this known while speaking to newsmen in Minna, Niger State.
He also commended President Buhari‘s decision not to consult with state governors on his next ministerial list.
According to Shehu Sani, “Experience has shown that governors do not send names of competent people, they send their loyalists and they send people who are not going to say anything to them and who are not going to outshine them.
“Unfortunately, the governors do not own up to failures of the kinds of people they send. So, the President should form a cabinet of people who are capable, competent and patriotic.
“The report that I am hearing that he is going to appoint his ministers based on merit and not recommendation from the governor is quite commendable. This is because he has a legacy to leave behind. This is because when things go wrong, it is about Muhammadu Buhari; if it goes right, it is about Muhammadu Buhari.
“I am happy with that decision because if no governor consults the President before appointing his commissioners, then there should be no compulsion for the President to consult any governor before appointing his ministers,” he said.