New ministers are going to be appointed soon to enlarge the present cabinet of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
The intention is to inject fresh ideas and improve the workings of the government.
Also, boards of parastatals would be constituted and appointments made.
President Muhammadu Buhari made this known on Tuesday in Abuja when making remarks at the National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress.
His words: “Last year I said we would re-constitute the Boards of Parastatals. I must regret the fact that we have not done so, for many reasons.
“Some of us in this meeting may know I had given instructions since October 2015 for this exercise to start. But there have been inordinate delays through several committees in an attempt to get the balance right and to make sure all parts of the country are equitably represented.
“On the other hand I am keenly aware that our supporters are very eager for these appointments to be announced. By the Grace of God these appointments will be announced soon, especially now that the economy is improving, we will have the resources to cater for the appointees.
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“By the same token the compressed Federal Executive Council will be expanded to bring in more supporters at Federal Level, with fresh ideas to be injected into the government.”
Speaking on the achievements of the APC government, Buhari said the government had regained the confidence of the people in general.
“We can be proud of our achievements in the last two years, Boko Haram, Niger Delta, Regular Fuel, Improved Power, TSA, Agriculture and Fertilizer, above all, the knowledge that corruption will not be tolerated in this Government. We all know there is CHANGE.
“Nigeria’s prestige has gone up, Nigeria is now credit–worthy, a clear testimony of which was the over-subscription of the Euro-Bond by 4 times,” he said.
He however said that the APC government would not rest on its oars.
While praising the leadership of the National Assembly, he praised some of the legislators who rose above party affiliations and sentiment to contribute to the success of the government.
His words: “I must also commend the leadership of the National Assembly led by Senate President His Excellency, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and Rt. Hon. Speaker Mr. Yakubu Dogara. I must place on record the cooperation and understanding of the National Assembly including some non-APC members who rose above petty party interests and acted in the national interest.”