Details about why President Buhari has failed to
announce his ministers have emerged.
President Muhammadu Buhari
Nigerian Tribune reports that the delay in the unveiling of
the much-awaited ministerial list after President
Mohammadu Buhari’s two months in office is connected to
the fact that about 33 nominees were found to be linked to
malfeasance, fraud and misappropriation of funds.
While only three out of the 36 nominees successfully
passed, it came as a shock to know that 33 nominees
shortlisted by the president failed the corruption test
which was based on security reports. It was revealed to
Nigerian Tribune that the nominees penciled in and those
submitted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) hierarchy
were subjected to scrutiny by the DSS, EFCC, ICPC, CBN,
the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), and
the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) for forensic
screening. However, the results came as a huge
disappointment to the president who planned to have a
The president was held spellbound by the height of some
of these nominees who did not pass the corruption test.
This made the president to reschedule a new date in
September for the submission of his list of ministerial
nominees to the Senate for approval. This new list that the
president will come up with would have passed the
A source said: “Buhari has said anybody with skeleton in the
closet will not work with him irrespective of the role he or
she played. If such persons are around him, it means he
may be pressurised to compromise his principled stance”.
“So they are trying to push him to a corner, because the
truth is that they cannot seem to read or understand his
body language. They have now seen that Buhari is ready to
sacrifice anybody for Nigeria to move forward”, the source
Meanwhile, the APC top leaders are reportedly upset over
Buhari’s refusal to name his cabinet members after
spending over a month in power. Some APC leaders are
worried that the president’s delay in constituting a cabinet
may negatively affect the current administration.