I won’t appoint ‘hostages’ into my cabinet – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will choose only patriotic, decent and experienced people to serve as ministers in his administration.

Bihari who spoke on “Good Morning Nigeria,” a Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) programme on Monday, assured that technocrats and politicians will make the much awaited list of ministerial of nominees.

The President said, “From what I have seen so far, we need really patriotic Nigerians. Those that can work very hard, knowledgeable, experienced and committed Nigerians, to be in charge of ministries.

“A lot of the institutions of Nigeria, the important institutions, were compromised. Everybody was for himself and God for all of us, it’s most unfortunate.

“We have the people, educated people, experienced people but everybody seemed to be working for himself, thinking of how much he could get as much and as quick as possible.

“We have to look for technocrats and we have to look for politicians and certainly we have to look for decent people in this class to give them the responsibility of being in charge of ministries and important parastatals (agencies).”

Buhari said his government will try as much as possible to “avoid appointing hostages.”

“By this, I mean people who have been in the system but compromised their personal and professional integrity. It is taking so much time because a number of knowledgeable people have been compromised,” he added.

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