President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that he is under tremendous pressure to name ministers for his second term in office.
He made this known while speaking at a dinner with leaders of the National Assembly on Thursday night at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buhari also confessed that he did not know most of his ministers from his first term in office adding that most of them were nominated by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
“I am very much aware about it and I am under tremendous pressure on it,” Buhari said.
“The last cabinet which I had, most of them, a majority of them I didn’t know. I had to accept their names and recommendation from the party. I worked with them for three and a half years.”
Naija News gathered that Senate President Ahmed Lawan led the leaders of the 9th National Assembly to the meeting with Buhari.
The dinner which started at around 8.30pm at the new Banquet Hall had in attendance Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Senator Abdullahi Yahaya – Majority Leader, Senator Ajayi Borofice – Deputy Leader, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu – Chief Whip and Senator Sabi Abdullahi – Deputy Chief Whip.
Others included Emmanuel Bwacha, Phillip Aduda- Minority Whip, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, Ndudi Godwin Elumelu – Minority Leader, Toby Okechukwu – Deputy Minority Leader.
Also at the dinner included the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters (Senate), Ita Enang.