Nasarawa State governor Tanko Al-Makura has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s seeming delay in the appointment of ministers and other key government officials has nothing to do with the leadership crisis rocking the party.
He added that it also has nothing to do with insinuations that the president is finding it difficult to take action because he is torn between patronising those who contributed to his victory and those who can really deliver the goods.
Al-Makura, who stated this in an exclusive interview with LEADERSHIP in Lafia yesterday, said the president is taking his time to appoint people he can trust and work with.
He said, “The issue of wanting to please people who have facilitated campaigns or worked hard to ensure the victory is not the question now; it has gone beyond that”.
“The issue of appointing helmsmen goes beyond just giving jobs to the boys because we are in a very critical situation handed over to us that is close to that of a failed state, so the issue of such appointments has to do with people he can trust. You don’t just start appointing people because you want to impress the public”.
He noted that for Buhari to adequately address the myriad of problems confronting the nation, he needs time and patience from Nigerians.
He observed that while the high expectations of Nigerians for change is understandable given the traumatic experiences they endured under past administrations, it would be counter-productive for the president to engage in quick-fixes for the sake of public applause.