President Muhammadu Buhari says he will no longer nominate unknown persons for ministerial positions.
Buhari stated this in a maiden meeting with the leadership of the National Assembly that only those tasted and capable of delivering on assigned mandates will make the ministerial list.
At the meeting held in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Buhari said he was under intense pressure to constitute the Federal Executive Council, FEC.
He however said despite the pressure, only those with track records, honesty and credibility would be appointed.
The President also enjoined the lawmakers to partner with the executive arm in leaving good legacies for the country as his administration was on its last lap.
He advised the National Assembly to always avoid comparing their parliamentary procedures with that of advanced democracies such as the United States and the United Kingdom.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan, who spoke to State House correspondents after the meeting, refuted media report quoting him as saying that President Buhari would submit the ministerial list this week. “M#2}�2+