As Nigerians eagerly awaits the appointment of Ministers as promised by President Muhammadu Buhari, two of the men being speculated to make the ministerial list, Professor Chukwuma Soludo and former Ekiti state Governor, Kayode Fayemi, where yesterday sighted at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Professor Soludo had earlier attended reception of Barrister Emeka Etiaba, who was recently elevated to the elite position of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, at Ibeto Hotel, Abuja before leaving for the presidential Villa and was immediately ushered into the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari.
Former Ekiti governor, Fayemi wearing dark – colored kaftan with a cap to match, followed about 30 minutes later and also went straight to the office of the Chief of Staff to the President. Both men waited for the Chief of Staff who was conferring with President Buhari as at the time they entered the State House.
Although their mission was not immediately clear, but feeler have it that they may have been invited in connection with the ministerial position, as the list is expected to hit the Senate any moment from now. Soludo, a former Governor of the central bank of Nigeria, had at a recent interview, said he was not available to work in Buhari’s government.
It is not clear if he has changed his mind over the issue and is now willing to take up job with the government. He had declared at a recent interview that he does not envy the current President, “ I don’t envy President Buhari and his team. His government will preside over the transition to a post-oil economy, and it won’t be a tea party.
If Buhari works 8 hours a day, he has less than 7,500 hours left to bring about change in his first term in office or less than 9,700 if he works 12 hours a day, with three substantive annual budgets to go before the next elections”
“The clock is ticking already. But the Rescue, Stabilize, and Transform (RST) Plan requires a 24 by 7 operation. There must be something in the President’s natal chart that keeps bringing him to govern us just when things are in shambles”
The former Central Bank Governor who was spotted at the Etiaba’s reception, appeared to be in high spirit as he was seen moving about shaking hands with everyone at the event. He was wearing his traditional cream colored Kaftan with the red cap to match and had to leave before the end of the event to attend the invitation at the Villa.
The UNION gathered last night that the list of Ministers are ready and will be transmitted to the National Assembly (Senate) as the President had promised on his tripe to Ghana.