Ministerial Screening: PPA Tells Buhari What Should Be Considered When Assigning Portfolios

The Progressive Peoples Alliance(PPA) Lagos Chapter has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to put competence into great consideration when assigning portfolios.

Mr Olumide Oguntoyinbo, the Chairman of the party in the state, had made the statement on Friday in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

”We urge the president to assign portfolios to ministerial nominees immediately after all screening by the Senate.

”This will help to fasten the wheel of governance and facilitate the realisation of budgetary goals.

”In assigning portfolios, the president should consider the competence and experience of would-be ministers and ensure that assigned responsibilities match their expertise and passion.

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”Someone with expertise in agriculture should be put in that ministry while a nominee knowledgeable in military affairs should be appointed as minister of defence.

”Putting round pegs in round holes is the only way the country can get the best of out of the would-be ministers,” he said.