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Buhari to unfold cabinet this week, Fashola, Ameachi sure bet

Barring unforeseen circumstances, President Muhammadu Buhari may today (Monday) make the names of people who will serve in his cabinet as ministers known.

An anonymous source, told Independent that, “the president was just waiting to receive the reports from the transition committee Friday and thereafter review over the weekend. Barring any major contrary information in the transition committee’s report, Buhari should make this list public as early as Monday; that will shock everyone”, he said.

Since Buhari assumed office on May 29, 2015, Nigerians have been anxious to know the array of ministers he will chose to actualise his change agenda.

There have been several permutations as to the names of those that will make the list that may be forwarded to the Senate on Monday.

The Nation reports that some of the names that will feature on the list include the immediate past governors of Lagos and Rivers states, Babatunde Fashola and Rotimi Amaechi respectively; a former governor of Ekiti state, Engineer Segun Oni, Professor Pat Utomi of the Pan African University, the Bring Back Our Girls campaigner, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, the former chief of army staff, Lt-Gen. Abdurahman Danbazzau, and Dr. Tanimu Yakubu Kirfi, the former chief economic adviser to the late president Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

Presidency sources affirmed that the president was keen on having a small cabinet, but it might be difficult as the 1999 Constitution stipulates that every state of the federation must be represented on the federal executive council.