President Muhammadu Buhari sent his ministerial list to the Senate on Monday evening through Executive Communication.
The much-anticipated list was read on the floor of the Senate today. Several reactions that trailed the announcement suggest that many Nigerians are not happy with the inclusion of some of the nominees on the list.
The reactions also bother on those who did not make the list, those that eventually made the list, former ministers who were expected to return, as well as the excitement and the dissatisfaction of Nigerians.
The reactions: 2019 Presidential candidate, Fela Durotoye, via his Twitter handle sought the opinions of Nigerians on how effective the nominees would be.
A leader is only as effective as the quality of his team.
Do you believe that President @MBuhari #MinisterialList will move Nigeria forward or backward?
I’m curious to know what you think.
LIKE for YES.
RETWEET for NO.
— FelaDUROTOYE (@feladurotoye) July 23, 2019
Disappointment: Some Nigerians, who were eagerly waiting for the appointment of the former Governor of Lagos, Akinwumi Ambode, as a minister, were disappointed he didn’t make it. Others mocked the former Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, who lost out, after showing certainty that he would be reappointed.
— Joseph Friks (@JFriks) July 23, 2019
Names of those that got the cut off mark. Check if your name is there.
Saraki Out, Saraki In. I see Win Win here. Forget what they do behind. Blood is blood. Where is Ambode?
Gbemi Saraki Amachi Akpabio. Dalung, Ibe Out #TheList#MinisterialList pic.twitter.com/b1ZQE6Gm6w
— Inya (@AmadiInya) July 23, 2019
— princeify07 (@Ndimeleemmanuel) July 23, 2019
— Hamzat Ibrahim (@thehumblehamzat) July 23, 2019
Some others felt the list is more like a compensation list rather than one based on merit.
— Uncle Ben (@umarubernard) July 23, 2019
#MinisterialList This list I believe is dead on Arrival . Most people on this team is a No for me. We need innovative minds not pArtisans trying to get positions. Who have we offended?😤😣 pic.twitter.com/Fx5IFcWRYW
— Oreolorun Titobi (@Gistofofo) July 23, 2019
Seeing people like George Akume, Rauf Aregbesola on the #MinisterialList and I'm confused. This got to be a compensation list, because these fellows aren't anything close to competence.
— KATOR (@KYAQY) July 23, 2019
— The Rayo Kasali (@RayoKasali) July 23, 2019
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) July 23, 2019
The not too young to run: Some youths on social media showed how the present administration is not youth inclusive.
Dear Nigerian Youths, our fathers are still eating, when they're done we'd eat d crumbs and fix the dishes.
— Good-Bad Bishop (@Raphael_hills) July 23, 2019
Zonal wars: There is never an online debate on politics without a tribal side to it, as many felt their political zones are not fully represented.
Southwest has only One each nominee except Lagos. This is sad! We have been sidelined .#MinisterialList
— femy_femi (@Makanjuolafemy) July 23, 2019
— Hokage of Benin 🇳🇬 🇫🇮 (@etinosirr) July 23, 2019