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More Ministers To Be Appointed, President Buhari Announces

PRESIDENTBUHARI SIGNS HIS LETTER TO NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. President Buhari signs letter notifying the National Assembly of his resumption of duties flanked by the Chief of Staff at the State House Abuja on  Aug 21, 2017. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE/STATE HOUSE

President Muhammadu Buhari has given an indication that very soon, he would expand the Federal Executive Council (FEC), even as he assured that members of the Boards of Federal Institutions will also be appointed soon.
The President, in his relatively short address at the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja today, Tuesday, described the present FEC as a compressed one.
“By the same token the compressed Federal Executive Council will be expanded to bring in more supporters at Federal Level, with fresh ideas to be injected into the government.
“Last year I said we would re-constitute the Boards of Parastatals. I must regret the fact that we have not done so, for many reasons.
“Some of us in this meeting may know I had given instructions since October 2015 for this exercise to start. But there have been inordinate delays through several Committees in an attempt to get the balance right and to make sure all parts of the country are equitably represented.”
Buhari said that he is aware that the party’s supporters are very eager for these appointments to be announced.
“By the Grace of God, these appointments will be announced soon. Especially now that the economy is improving, we will have the resources to cater for the appointees.”
The President told APC NEC that a lot of progress has been made by him government in the implementation of the programs of government and the Party Manifesto.
He said that the party leadership can be proud of such achievements in the last two years, especially in the area of Boko Haram defeat, return of relative peace to Niger Delta region, regular supply of fuel, improved power supply, implementation of the TSA, improvement in agriculture and supply of fertilizer and above all, the knowledge that corruption will not be tolerated in his government.
“We all know there is CHANGE. Nigeria’s prestige has gone up, Nigeria is now credit–worthy, a clear testimony of which was the over-subscription of the Euro-Bond by 4 times.
“Nevertheless, we are not resting on our achievements. I am quite aware of the challenges before us.” [myad]