House of Representatives

The House of Representatives has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently appoint his cabinet who will serve for the next four years in his administration.

This decision followed consideration of a motion raised by Honourable Toby Okechukwu during plenary on Tuesday.

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Although another lawmaker, Mohammed Monguno opposed the motion through a point of order, explaining that the constitution does not provide a time frame for the appointment of ministers by the President.

But Okechukwu, however, noted that his motion does not suggest that there is a time frame for the President to appoint his cabinet, but only seeks to urge him to appoint them quickly.

Recall that the Presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will announce his cabinet when the time comes.

The presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said this while speaking with The Interview on Monday.

Adesina said that it would not take as long as it did in 2015, adding that “the circumstances are not the same”.

He 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.”