President Muhammadu Buhari in an interview revealed that not all the minister nominees that have been screened and confirmed will have portfolios, adding that, he will reduce the number of ministries.
Buhari in an interview with Channels TV and Nigerian Television Authority in New Delhi, India said that he is working with a team of people introduced to him by others that he trust and must work with them.
Buhari said that he can not work out outside the constitution and that ministers must be appointed in conformity with the constitution of the Federal Government in that ministerial appointment must reflect the 36 states of the country.
He added that these minister nominees though representing their sates some will not all have portfolios but will be part of his cabinet.
‘We can not work outside constitution there must be a cabinet representative from each state. There used to be forty-two ministers but I think we can bearly keep half of that now because we cannot afford it.
Others may not be substantive ministers but they will seat in the cabinet because that is what the constitution says and we can’t operate outside the constitution
We are reducing the number of ministries we can’t afford to pay.