PANDEF says president’s failure to constitute cabinet unpatriotic
Remember your promise to us, women groups urge Buhari
The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s inability to constitute his cabinet as unpatriotic.
It said that by the unnecessary delay in appointing ministers, the President has knowingly or unknowingly denied Nigerians the true dividends of democracy.
National Secretary, PANDEF, Dr. Alfred Mulade, in a statement yesterday, described the delay in setting up the Federal Executive Council (FEC) as anti-people, saying that Buhari is currently operating at low capacity, which is not the best for Nigerians.
“President Buhari needs men and women with integrity and capacity to help him resolve the myriad challenges. These include the very worrisome insecurity situation such as killings, kidnappings, banditry and insurgency,” he said.
Mulade said that the hemorrhaging economy, threats of self-determination by various groups and issues of marginalisation, and protests against ill-conceived policies of government should engage the attention of the President and compel him to urgently to appoint capable persons as ministers.
Meanwhile, a coalition of 35 women groups has urged Buhari to ensure his cabinet of ministers is made up at least 35 per cent of women.
The women reminded the President of his meeting with female parliamentarians at the advocacy summit where the implementation of 35 per cent affirmative action was raised, which he assented to.