I Will Name My Cabinet This Month – Buhari
I Will Name My Cabinet
This Month – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari assured
yesterday that he would unveil his cabinet before the end of this month.
Buhari gave the assurance in Accra at a joint press conference with President
John Dramani Mahama of Ghana.
“After I was sworn-in, I said I will have
my cabinet in September. I expect that Nigerians should ask me questions after the 30th of September if I do not do so,” he said.
The President also told reporters that the
Nigerian military, in close collaboration
with the Multi-National Joint Task Force,
has recorded remarkable progress in the fight against Boko Haram since he assumed office.
He said “The first thing I did after I came into
office was to reorganize the military and
clear orders were given to them in terms
of retraining, re-equipping and redeployment of troops. In the northeast,
the military is gaining ground and Boko
Haram has been limited to the Sambisa forest.
Internally Displaced Persons are gradually moving back home and they are being reintegrated into their respective communities.”
On the declaration of assets, the President affirmed that it was a
constitutional requirement that all public office holders in Nigeria should declare their assets before and after their term in office.
He said: “I recall that in 1975 when late Murtala
Mohammed became the Head of State, we were lined up – governors, ministers, members of the Supreme Military
Council. Officials of Ministry of Justice
were brought and every individual was
made to declare his assets.
“All Heads of States and Government, governors, ministers, permanent
secretaries have to declare their assets because it is a constitutional requirement.
“I have declared my assets four times. When I was governor in 1975, I
declared. After being Minister of Petroleum and as a member of Supreme
Military Council, I declared. When I was
Head of State and now as a President, I have also declared.”
In his remarks, President Mahama said the two leaders had fruitful discussions on how to enhance bilateral relations
and improve regional security, adding that Nigeria and Ghana would soon begin the process of reviving their joint
commission for cooperation.
He said the two leaders also agreed to encourage closer cooperation between the intelligence and anti-graft agencies
of their countries.
He thanked President Buhari for his visit and assured him of Ghana’s support and cooperation with Nigeria in the fight