He did not make any speech. “He’s going to be dividing his time between looking at the petroleum sector and governing the nation, which I think is not the appropriate thing to do when the economy is in deep crisis”.
Saraki said he was hopeful and confident that the future was very bright. “It will not be business as usual”. The Senate as per Dino Melaye may not be distracted by the actions of a few powerful individuals outside the National Assembly, but Melaye should be be reminded that by the conventions of civilized democracies from where we learnt our democracy, Saraki would have always been asked to step down and not to taint the sensitive function of making laws. “We want to see the impact of that before we decide further”, Buhari said Tuesday, according to Reuters.
Obasanjo, who just returned to Nigeria after attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York, said the impression the global community has about the Nigerian leader would have positive effect on the country.
All the nominees were on Thursday, October 1, directed by the presidency to submit their curriculum vitae.
He added that the sheer fact that Nigeria remains one indivisible country 55 years after independence despite all she has been through was a major achievement and a cause to celebrate.
Since assuming office in May, Buhari, a former military ruler, has been criticised by foreign investors and businessmen for taking his time to nominate cabinet members.
The President also affirmed that Nigerians must to put an end to “unruly behaviour” before real “change” can happen.
Saraki also led Dogara and other leaders of the legislature to present a card to Buhari congratulating him on Nigeria’s 55th independence anniversary.
Buhari said he knows that Nigerians want quick solutions to problems but they should be patient with him. “Neither do we have the moral right to deny any people their freedom or condemn them indefinitely to occupation and blockade”, the President said. They have made mistakes and majority have learnt from their mistakes.
On his part, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekwermadu, has described national unity and good governance as essential ingredients in the nation’s quest for national development. But what counts is not so much what accrues but how we manage our resources. This would have enabled us to achieve not only more orderly political evolution and integration but also continuity and economic progress.