Senator representing Bayelsa East, Ben Murray Bruce has warned that
ministers who would eventually make President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet
should be ready to work.
He said, though Buhari had the right to
appoint those he thought could work with him as ministers, they must
meet the expectations of the Red Chamber and Nigerians.
Murray-Bruce spoke in Abuja, weekend, when the members of Ben Bruce Vanguard, BBV, paid him a courtesy call.
The Silverbird group boss also warned that those minister should get to work as soon as they assumed offices.
said, however, that when the nominees appeared for screening, they
should be able to prove to the Senate that they were men of integrity,
patriotism and had the interest of the common man at heart.
He said: “The President cannot be prevented from choosing whom he believed he can work with; he is free to make his choices.
what is demanded of those he has chosen is that when they show up for
confirmation before the Senate, they must be able to prove that they are
patriotic Nigerians and they would be able to care for the people they
are to govern.
is not important whom he has chosen, but what is important is for them
to discharge their responsibilities for the benefit of the people.
“We do not want to see them living like kings and lords, but like ordinary people.
Aviation Minister must fly Nigerian carriers, should stay in line to
get screened and walk through the airports like every other passenger.
Works Minister must be ready to ply our roads, the Finance Minister
must be seeing dealing with the economy and strengthening the Naira,
while the Minister of Health must use Nigerian hospitals. They must use
the services that are available to all Nigerians.”
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