A founding member of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Tanko Yakasai has said that there are fantastically corrupt persons on President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list, announced by the senate on Tuesday.
In a statement in Kano on Tuesday, Yakasai said the list makes mockery of the president’s anti-corruption war, wondering why it took Mr. Buhari long to name his cabinet since most of the people on the list are already known to him.
He said, “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,” he said.
“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.”