President Muhammadu Buhari postponed selecting a cabinet for two months, until September.
With each week going by without a fully operational administration, the pressure on Buhari to act is increasing. Some angry Nigerians have even continued to liken Buhari’s government to a millipede.
However, even though Buhari has accepted to be ‘Baba Go Slow’, he said that his government might be slow, but steady. The leader of the country had earlier said he was in no hurry to nominate ministers, and wondered why there was so much anxiety over the make up of his cabinet.
As things stand, nobody really knows who will make the cabinet. There are a lot of speculations and rumours, but given Buhari’s ability to surprise, there is nothing certain yet.
Meanwhile, Naij.com team proposed to its readers to pick up the dream team to rule Nigeria. We were trying to simplify the task by listing 15 names, but Nigerians moved ahead the list.
Among the names Nigerians chose for ministerial appointment, the most popular were Babatunde Fashola, a former governor of Lagos state, Rotimi Amaechi, who was the director general of Buhari campaign organisation and an ex-governor of Rivers state as well as Tunde Bakare, a popular Lagos based pastor.
Kayode Fayemi, a former governor of Ekiti state, who is supposed to be the minister of commerce is also among the favourites.
As in many reports, the name of Obi Ezekwesili, the leader of #BBOG campaigners also appeared. She is predicted to head the ministry of education for one more time.
Two names, however, caused amazement as they are not predicted in any lists circulating online: Rauf Aregbesola, Osun state governor and Wole Soyinka, the Nobel Prize laureate.
See some comments from our readers below:
Olatunde James: “Hmmmmm. In regime of fight against corruption as baba said. Who want to convince me that this people are not corrupt? Except Tunde Bakare.”
Badejo Sunday: “Most of these names will not appear by the time the president presents his ministerial list because Buhari is looking for saint an all these names I am sure he will not appoint because they have casket in their cupboard.”
Alh Abdullahi Haruna Mohammed: “I will like to appoint Rotimi Amaechi as one of the forthcoming ministers to be appointed.”
Jonah Lewis: “Buhari will not take any person outside than his party, if only he is ready to put his cabinet to order, or he will keep on using corruption fighter to deceive us till 2019.”
Oladele Omoniyi: “A man proving to be fighting corruption but surrounded by corrupt people; Fashola, Amaechi, Tinubu, Obasanjo are the most corrupt people in Nigeria in the recent time.”
Samuel Alabi: “So no more qualified people in Nigeria again that the same set of people who have served in one government or the other are put forward. Then when are we going to breakthrough? When are we going to allow new people with new ideas to be at driver seat. This is worrisome recycling the same set of people.”
Igbayilola Tayo: “Let this entire old people stay in their home. Nigeria has some brilliant youth let him choose from them.”
Inyama Oji Roland: “Any person that doesn’t have any corruption charges against him because he/she will bring his good works down. The person can be from any part of the country, religion, age or sex provided he/she is fit and sound to do the task.”
Olarenwaju Bukola: “Please, PMB, Nigeria has many citizens experts working for many foreign nations. Outsourcing for western improved and experience ones will help PMB vision for Nigerians not old cargoes.”
In a poll conducted by an online news site; TheCable, the favourites among Nigerians are Fashola, Oby Ezekwesili and Pat Utomi.