Buhari wants to appoint ministers he can understand – Former minister

A former Minister of Education, Alhaji Dauda Birmah, has defended President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointments, which has been criticized across board as being lopsided.

Birmah, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a interview said Buhari is using recent appointment to correct the marginalization that the Northern part have experienced in the past.

“During the 15 years preceding him, the north had been wailing and crying because the area was totally marginalized. Buhari is trying to rectify that marginalization of the north but I am not surprised that some people are complaining.

“But 100 days are not enough time to judge and I believe when we go forward and the total picture is zeroed down, I think corrections are going to be effected and people will be satisfied that everybody has been taken into consideration,” he said.

He further said criticism about Buhari not appointing cabinet is uncalled for and Nigerians should be patient, adding that the President is taking his time in order not to make the mistake of appointing the wrong people.

“Buhari has promised that by September his cabinet will be in place and we are in September. I believe he wanted to see the situation as it is before appointing ministers because he does not want to compound the problem by appointing the wrong people and to work with people who he does not understand. So, I believe he is in the right direction and I believe that September is going to be fine,” he added.

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