REASON WHY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI REFUSED TO SACK MINISTERS

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said the reason why he has retained the cabinet ministers in the last three and the half years is due to their unique skill, strength and leadership qualities.

The Nigerian leader made this known on Wednesday during a speech session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) held at the presidential villa, Abuja.

Buhari said that the ministers exhibited the spirit of team work.

He described the cabinet members as a “reflection of the Nigeria we aspired to achieve”.

He said, “You will recall that when we started this journey, our country was facing numerous challenges”.

“We inherited a broken economy which eventually went into recession in the second quarter of the year 2016. The situation was further compounded by insecurity and massive corruption”.

“Many would have given up, indeed many outside commentators said our situation was as well as hopeless. However, we all came together and pushed forward to deliver our campaign promise to rescue our country from it parlous state”.

“Although we all had a common vision, we frequently had heated debates in this room on the best way to achieve our goals. The different views are what made the decisions we took reasonable”.

“It is this quality that made me retain my cabinet for a full term. Each of you in this room has a unique skill and strength”.

Buhari, who thanked the ministers for agreeing to serve the nation, also urged them to be happy for contributing in various ways to the development of Nigeria.

BY; FIRDAUSI MUSA DANTSOHO

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