I will reshuffle my cabinet soon – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has, on Tuesday, revealed that he would soon do a reshuffling of his cabinet.
The President said that while some ministers may go, he would expand his cabinet above the 36 members representing the 36 states of the federation. He said he would appoint new ministers.
President Buhari gave the revelation during the National Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) added that he would expand the current Federal Executive Council to accommodate fresh ideas and fresh blood.
While noting that this was due to many reasons, he reminded the party’s leaders that he had given instructions since October 2015 for this exercise to start.
He explained that there had been inordinate delays through several committees in an attempt to get the balance right and to make sure all parts of the country were equitably represented.
The president said he was keenly aware that his supporters were very eager for these appointments to be announced. He assured that “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 meeting which is currently ongoing at the party secretariat follows the meeting of the national caucus of party which held on Monday night at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa.
Present at the meeting is the President, Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, National Chairman of the Party, Mr John Oyegun, while the leadership of the National Assembly and other party chieftains are also expected.