Newspapers in Nigeria and online are churning out essays, editorials, et cetera about the “great damage” being visited on the country and her citizens through the absence of ministers.
While it is a constitutional imperative that a president will have ministers who will run each government ministry as a sort of CEO, and while many harp on the strain of “hitting the ground running”, a few things that show things are not at a stand-still or at the base level that the last administration left the country are apparent.
When there were complaints about Governor Aregbesola’s “delay” in choosing commissioners a few years ago, I wondered aloud here what the hurry was about.
By the way, what did the last set of ministers achieve compared with what the cost was and continues to be to Nigeria?
Here is an excerpt from a letter I received today on the matter of “delay” by Buhari to choose his ministers. It sums up my feelings about what is supposedly causing “abandoned project sites” all over Nigeria:
“It’s so disgusting how some people are complaining (out of malicious self-interest of course) about non-appointment of Ministers — more looters. I am sure Buhari is not bothered and will take his calculated time.”
TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2015. 3:02 p.m. [GMT]