Only 12 of the ministers that served in the first term of the President Muhammadu Buhari government are likely to return as ministers as the president finally sent his ministerial list to the senate Monday night.
The list is said to contain 42 nominees, one each for Nigeria’s 36 states and one each for it’s six geopolitical zones.
The list sent via an executive letter to the legislative arm of government is expected to be read by the upper chamber today. It would then be clear who the president has chosen to work with, in this second term of his administration.
He had earlier spoken of being under pressure on compiling the list, but effectively said he would only work with people he personally knows unlike the first term when he picked people based on recommendations.
The Nigerian economy has taken a backseat since the elections finished in March and expectations were high that the president would make haste in appointing his ministers this term unlike the six months he took to do so in the first term.