Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Nigerian cabinet

I have never paid attention to the naming of a Nigerian cabinet before, so I have no comparisons. It's not surprising that the cabinet ministers come from so many different places (Do you know why? How can you tell?), but why the long delay? The election was 6 months ago. And then there's the matter of what ministry each of these people will run. Aside from the oil ministry that the president will run, what jobs do these ministers have?

Buhari's Ministerial List - Are You Surprised?
[T]he government and its minders say the wait is necessary so as to form a crack team to implement the 'change' promised Nigerians. President Buhari, in his Independence broadcast, said: "Impatience is not a virtue. Order is more vital than speed. "

In his reaction, Publicity Secretary of the Yoruba Socio-political group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin said that the President would have submitted the names of ministerial nominees at Eagle Square (on May 29, [inauguration day]) rather than to the Senate.

According to him: "There is no excitement or surprise in the list. They are mostly run of the mill people that do not warrant waiting four months to have. Those names could have been submitted at Eagles square on May 29."

What is your take: Are you surprised at the list of ministerial nominees.
  • Babatunde Fashola (Lagos)
  • Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti)
  • Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers)
  • Dr. Chris Ngige (Anambra)
  • Abdurrahman Dambazau (rtd) (Kano)
  • Ibe Kachikwu (Delta)
  • Ogbonaya Onu (Abia)
  • Kemi Adeosun (Ogun)
  • Abubakar Malami SAN (Kebbi)
  • Senator Sirika Hadi (Katsina)
  • Barrister Adebayo Shittu (Oyo)
  • Sulaiman Adamu (Jigawa)
  • Solomon Dalong (Plateau)
  • Aisha AlHassan (Taraba)
  • Osagie Ehanire (Edo
  • Udoma Udo-Udoma (Akwa Ibom)
  • Ahmed Isa Ibeto (Niger)
  • Ibrahim Jibril
  • Audu Ogbeh (Benue)
  • Amina Mohammed (Kaduna)

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