President Muhammadu Buhari will announce his “Next Level” cabinet when the time comes, the Presidency has said.
Naija News reports that this was disclosed by Femi Adesina, the special adviser on media and publicity to President, while speaking with The Interview on Monday, June 24.
The presidential spokesman, however, assured Nigerians that the President will not delay the announcement as he did in his first tenure, adding that “the circumstances are not the same”.
This online news platform recalls that it took President Buhari six months to name his cabinet in his first term which was tagged “Change.”
Giving an update on the much await “Next Level” cabinet, Adesina said: “Nigerians will not have to wait a day longer than necessary before they have a cabinet.
“And as the president himself has said, the process won’t take as long as it did in 2015, because the circumstances are not the same,” the Presidential spokesman assured.
On insecurity in the country, the Presidential spokesman said it has been in existence for a long time, as far back as the 1914 amalgamation.
Adesina stressed that the Buhari administration is, however, not overwhelmed, assuring Nigerians that “the country shall be victorious”.
“It was an unwilling union, forcefully consummated by Lord Frederick Lugard. Since then, it had been uneasy, with grave suspicion rifling through the polity,” he said.
“It was not helped by the colonial masters themselves, who played one ethnic nationality against the other, to serve their own interests.
“These tensions spiked in recent times, particularly with the advent of democracy, in which people could make utterances, however indecorous or divisive they may be.
“The security challenges are enormous. Insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery, communal strife, criminality generally. These are truly dire times, and as the president has said, they are results of the corruption, decay and neglects of the past.
“But is the government overwhelmed? By no means. The challenges are being tackled, and we will eventually overcome. Nigeria is greater than the challenges, no matter the hidden hostile hands that are encouraging them,” Adesina added.