|Rumours of President Buhari to head Petroleum Ministry himself.
President Buhari to head Petroleum Ministry?
President Buhari may head the ministry of petroleum..That is what Reuters is reporting.
(Buhari) is likely to keep the oil portfolio for himself in the new Nigerian cabinet, rather than trust anyone else with the source of most of Nigeria’s revenue and traditional fount of corruption, associates say.Another political associate said:
Nigeria’s oil sector is so dirty that nobody’s hands are clean enough to do the “surgical changes” needed, one long-standing associate told Reuters on condition of anonymity because the cabinet decision is still under wraps.
“He will do it. It would be stupid to give that position to anyone else.”
“It’s going to be a lean government, I doubt he’ll have 42 ministries like Jonathan but he must have at least 36 (for the number of states) as prescribed by the constitution, though it does not specify whether they have to be senior or junior,” an advisor in the ruling APC party told Reuters.The new administration had not yet gone through reports on Jonathan's handover notes on policy, the advisor said.
"There is a huge body of proposals being bandied around the place," the advisor said, adding that nothing beyond broad strokes had been outlined.