As the one year anniversary of President Muhammadu’s administration draws close, he has asked Nigerians to pass on a verdict on the performance of his cabinet members so that he will know if he should change them. The president said this during an interview session at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja on Thursday, May 26.
Buhari was asked if Nigerians should expect changes in his team during this anniversary period. In his reply, he said: “I am waiting for the newspapers to tell me the performance of my ministers and whether I should make changes.” Explaining why his administration took off rather slowly, Buhari said ex-President Goodluck Jonathan agreed that each ministry would prepare handing over notes and also brief him (Buhari), for him to choose what he wanted out of it. However, they protested at the last minute that he should not be allowed to take over the government before he was sworn-in. Buhari claimed no proper transition took place as a result of this and after his inauguration he had to take briefings from two ministries a day in order to make up for lost time.