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Yakasai attacks Buhari, says ministerial list full of corrupt people

By Adekunle Adebayo

A founding member of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Tanko Yakasai, has taken a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari over the newly released ministerial list, saying he has appointed fantastically corrupt persons.

Buhari had on Tuesday sent names of 43 nominees to the senate for their screening and confirmation.

Yakasai, in a statement issued in Kano shortly after the list was made public, said the list makes mockery of the president’s anti-corruption war.

According to him, the returning ministers might not be able to inject fresh ideas into the cabinet.

“The new ministerial list submitted by the president to the senate is representative enough, but the nomination of certain people perceived to be fantastically corrupt made mockery of the president’s war against corruption.

“The fact remains that the returnees are many means that the policy of the new government will not be much different from that of the outgoing.

“My only observation is that since the majority of the nominees are already known to the president his delay in submitting ministerial nomination is unjustifiable.”

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