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Yakasai Slams Buhari’s Ministerial List, Says Some Nominees Are Corrupt

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A founding member of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Tanko Yakasai has described some of President Muhammadu Buhari ministerial nominees as fantastically corrupt persons.

Naija News reports that President Buhari had sent the list of 43 ministerial nominees to Senate for confirmation.

Recall that the Senate had earlier given Buhari till Friday to submit the list of ministerial nominees for screening, failure of which the red chamber will proceed on its two-month annual recess.

The list was sent to the Senate on Monday evening via executive communication.

The Nigeria Senate will commence screening of the nominees today, Wednesday.

In a statement issued in Kano on Tuesday, Yakasai said returning ministers might not be able to inject fresh ideas into the cabinet.

Yakasai said: “The new ministerial list submitted by the president to the senate is representative enough, but the nomination of certain people perceived to be fantastically corrupt made a mockery of the president’s war against corruption.

“The fact remains that the returnees are many means that the policy of the new government will not be much different from that of the outgoing.

“My only observation is that since the majority of the nominees are already known to the president his delay in submitting ministerial nominations is unjustifiable.”

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.