APC chief advises Buhari to appoint ministers early

The Director-General of the Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organisation in Ekiti State, Dr Olusegun Osinkolu, on Wednesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to delay the constitution of his executive council on assumption of office for the second term.

Osinkolu said prompt constitution of the cabinet would hasten the implementation of government’s policies and programmes.

The APC chief said this in a statement made available to journalists in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday.

He said, “In the first term of President Buhari that is gradually coming to an end, it took the President over six months before the ministers were appointed.

“We have to change gear this time and guard against delay in the composition of Federal Executive Council members for the second term.

“Nigerians are hopeful that the second term would afford the APC the opportunity to consolidate on its policies and programmes and it would be foolhardy for the party to delay actions, for there won’t be any excuse for failure in 2023.

Osinkolu lauded the President for the approval of the new minimum wage for workers.

He said the development, coming barely two months after Buhari was re-elected, showed that Nigerians would get a lot of benefits in the President’s second term.

“I feel proud and fulfilled, as one of those who led the campaign for President Buhari’s second term bid, by this approval. This shows that not all Nigerian leaders are liars.

“The opposition made huge political capital from the delay in signing the minimum wage proposal into law before the elections. They said it was a political decoy to entrap them and then drop the proposal.

“Assenting to the proposal has again proved our President as a sincere and worthy leader.

“I appeal to workers to reciprocate the gesture by cooperating with the APC-led government to fight corruption that has become so endemic in the whole gamut of our public sector,” he said.
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