President Muhammadu Buhari will at any time soon announce the much-anticipated rejig of his cabinet as it was gathered that eight new ministers are being shortlisted following a proposal to restructure some of the ministries, Daily Post reports.
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, may be redeployed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His replacement will step in but continue to report Buhari, who may hold on to the position of full minister. Furthermore, Ministry of Power, Works and Housing currently headed by Mr. Babatunde Fashola, may be split into three. Fashola is expected to lead the Ministry of Works and Roads Infrastructure. A new appointee from the North-east will be sent to the Ministry of Housing, while an appointee from either the North-central or the South-east will get the Ministry of Power.
Buhari recently hinted about the new appointments. “Last year, I said we would re-constitute the Boards of Parastatals. I must regret the fact that we have not done so, for many reasons,” he said at the party’s National Executive meeting in Abuja. “I am keenly aware that our supporters are very eager for these appointments to be announced. 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,” he added.
Source: Energy Mix Report