According to PUNCH, President Muhammadu Buhari’s newly-appointed ministers are to earn same remuneration as those of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
Although new packages prepared by the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) were ratified at a recent retreat held for commissioners of the agency, they have to be endorsed by the Federal Executive Council, which will present the National Assembly as a bill for enactment as an Act of Parliament.
In June 2015, the RMAFC started the downward review of the existing […]
The Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that his ministers are ” round pegs in round hole” arguing that some of them are round pegs in square holes.
The group while expressing its opinion through its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin on Friday said the portfolios given to some of the ministers was a direct contrast of their backgrounds.
According to the Yoruba socio-political group, it could identify some of the ministers who would have to […]
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, performed the inauguration ceremony of his ministers-designates in
President Muhammadu Buhari has contradicted himself after swearing-in 36 ministers and assigning portfolios to all them on Wednesday, 11 November.
Buhari had stated repeatedly that not all ministers will be given portfolios, noting that, his decision to appoint 36 ministers was informed by the constitution.
During an interview with Channels TV, he said Nigeria was too broke and could not afford 36 ministers but it seems he has backpedaled on his earlier stance.
There were indications on Tuesday that President Muhammadu Buhari, had reduced the number of federal ministries to 25 from about 29, ahead of Wednesday’s (today) inauguration of 36 ministers-designate.
Under the new dispensation, the ministries of police affairs, aviation and special duties appear to have been scrapped while ministries of Lands, Housing, Urban Development and Works have been merged to become Ministry of Works and Housing. Also, the information, culture, national orientation and tourism ministries have been collapsed into one Ministry […]
President Muhammadu Buhari has warned his Ministers-in-waiting that they must embark on essential foreign trips.
In his dos and don’ts announced to the ministers, Buhari cautioned against flamboyance in their conduct or unnecessary spending. He listed about 11 key things the ministers must abide with to fit into his cabinet.
Some of the dos and don’t as reported by The Nation are: Foreign travels must be duty-related; ministers must operate within lean resources; no more flamboyance; strict adherence to the rule of […]
Buhari, Nigerian President will on Wednesday, 11 November swear in members of his cabinet, a statement issued by the presidency said on Sunday, ending a five-month wait for a cabinet to be installed in Africa’s most populace nation. SEE Excerpts:
“President Muhammadu Buhari will officially inaugurate a new Federal Executive Council on Wednesday, November 11, 2015,” said the emailed statement from Buhari’s spokesman Femi Adesina.
“Before the commencement of the inaugural session of the council, the ministers-designate will take their oaths of […]
All 36 ministers in President Buhari’s cabinet will be having their convoys and aides cut down. One of the ministers-designate, Chris Ngige stated this while speaking to newsmen at the end of the ministerial retreat in Abuja yesterday November 6th
“Yes, we shall operate a lean economy because we are going to block areas of leakages, retinue of aides, protocol staff, large convoys of cars are things that will not fly in this administration” he said
Reacting to President Buhari’s position that […]