ANALYSIS: How Buhari’s ministers fare after one year in office (Part 1)

Pic.12. A crosuncil Meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (2/11/16) .
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On November 11, 2015, President Muhammdu Buhari inaugurated 36 ministers to man 24 federal ministries.

While one year may not be enough to judge the performance of the ministers, PREMIUM TIMES’ Festus Owete presents a scorecard of some of the ministers based on their promises, achievements and expectation of Nigerians

1) Ministry: Agriculture and Rural Development

Minister: Audu Ogbeh

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

State Minister: Heineken Lokpobiri

Promises: – To reduce the $32 billion Nigeria spends on importing food annually.

– To intensify research and marketing for food.

– To tackle the problem of high rate of malnutrition in the country.

-To tackle food poisoning which has led to the increase of cancer, liver and kidney failure by 25 per cent in the last 25 years.

Achievements:

-Produced Agriculture Roadmap tagged, “The Green Alternative: Agriculture Promotion Policy, 2016-2020,” to revive the agricultural sector to boost food production in Nigeria.

-Set up 11-member National Fertilizer Technical Committee in line with government’s determination to create wealth and employment, ensure food security and sustained livelihood. The minister also said Nigeria would suspend subsidy on fertilizer until the right formulation of fertilizer was made available to farmers.

-The ministry and the CBN initiated the disbursement of about N75 billion loan to farmers in the 36 states and the FCT under the Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing in Agricultural Lending.

-Initiated moves to import grasses from Brazil for grazing of cattle, as a way of reducing frequent clashes between herdsmen and farmers.

-Plans to set up grazing reserves or cattle ranches to address the problem.

-To set up, in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior, a special unit of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps to provide security for host communities of the proposed cattle ranches and protect agricultural investments.

-Engaged foreign experts to contain Tuta Absoluta, the pest that affected tomato production in the country. Nigeria produces 1.8 million tonnes of tomatoes annually.

-Secured 5,000 hectares from the Federal Capital Development Authority’s (FCDA’s) 15,000 hectares of farmland, for youth and women, as part of a ‘Farm for Life Scheme’ of the ministry.

Failures:

-Nigeria still spends between $3 billion and $5 billion annually on food importation, according to Mr. Ogbeh. He said rice importation alone costs the nation $6 million daily.

-Agriculture still contributes only about 40 per cent to the nation’s GDP

Score: Average

2) Ministry: Mines and Steel Development (Solid Minerals):

Minister: Kayode Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Mining and Steel Development
Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Mining and Steel Development

State Minister: Abubakar Bwari

Promise: To make solid minerals the vehicle to diversify Nigeria’s economy from crude oil.

Achievements:

-Produced a roadmap where Nigeria would work closely with the World Bank and major international investors to ensure best practices and due diligence in the mining sector.

–Proposed to the National Assembly a bill seeking the creation of an independent regulatory agency in the mining sector. The agency will function like the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in the power sector and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in the Communications sector. It will be involved in licensing prospective investors, monitoring, inspecting of mining activities.

–Ended the ownership crisis of the Ajaokuta Steel Company by securing an agreement with Global Steel Holdings Limited, an Indian firm, which effectively returned ownership of the company to the federal government. The ministry also renegotiated concession agreement with GSHL for the Nigerian Iron Ore Mining Company (NIOMCO), Itakpe.

— Federal Government to make available an intervention fund to be accessed by serious-minded operators in the mining sector.

–States are now given specific role to play towards exploration and mining licenses issuance, by making their consent mandatory.

— State governments are now beneficiaries of the 13 percent derivation from mining revenues earned from the exploitation of solid minerals from their domains, just like the oil producing states in the Niger Delta region.

Failures:

-Solid Minerals sector still contributes only 0.3 percent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to Mr. Fayemi, at the 52nd Conference of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

-Illegal mining still thrives in the country with about five million Nigerians still engaging in artisanal mining, according to the minister.

-About 100 kilogramme of gold leaves Nigeria every day and the country loses $1.54 million to illegal mining of the commodity.

-The Senate said the country is losing N4 trillion annually to illegal mining activities.

Score: Average

3) Ministry: Petroleum Resources

Minister: President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari addressing World Leaders at the 71st General Assembly of United Nations in New York 7000/21/9/2016/ICE/HB/BJO/NAN
President Muhammadu Buhari addressing World Leaders at the 71st General Assembly of United Nations in New York 7000/21/9/2016/ICE/HB/BJO/NAN

Minister of State: Ibe Kachikwu

Promises: The Minister of state promised to focus on boosting revenue generation by discovering more oil and gas fields; cutting cost; blocking leakages, and promoting transparency and accountability in the ministry’s business.

Achievements:

-Fuel queues disappeared following the deregulation of the downstream sector of the oil industry which led to the jacking up of the pump price of the product from N86.50 to N145.

-NNPC Reforms: Introduced “20 fixes” in the state-run oil company. The reforms included restructuring of the NNPC to bring it to profit yielding entity and reduce loss recorded in the past.

-Moved to resolve the grey areas and hasten the passage into law the omnibus Petroleum Industry Bill which has been before the National Assembly for seven years. The minister said the presidency will present three harmonized bills to the legislature for consideration.

– As of September, Nigeria’s crude oil output rose by 280,700 barrels per day to 1.385 million bpd, according to OPEC.

-Crude oil still accounts for over 90 per cent of Nigeria’s foreign exchange earnings, 35 per cent of GDP and 75 per cent of government revenue.

— Introduce a new funding model to end the perennial Joint Venture cash call problem in the country’s oil and gas industry.

— October 2016 deadline set for the conclusion of modalities for the implementation of integrated personal payroll information system (IPPIS) in oil industry agencies.

— Adoption of work plan to reactivate the refineries.

Failures:

– According to the August edition of the NNPC monthly financial and operations report, the Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company produces 18.6% of the installed capacity, the Port Harcourt Refinery Company 19.5% and the Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical company 18.78%.

–Importation of fuel persists: According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics, despite the economic downturn, Nigeria spent N595.5 billion on the importation of fuel in the first six months of 2016, rising by N34.3 billion from the amount spent in the last six months of 2015. The country spent N276.226 billion on petrol import in the first quarter of 2016, while N319.28 billion was spent in the second quarter. The NBS report showed that the amount spent on fuel importation appreciated by 6.1 percent, compared with N561.2 billion spent in the second half of 2015.

-Nigeria still to recover its title as Africa’s largest producer as its output fell to 1.677 million barrels per day in March, as opposed to Angola’s 1.782 million bpd. This was mainly due to attack on oil infrastructure in the Niger Delta region.

-Failed to build certain critical pipelines to transport gas to the nation’s power plants which would have added another 2,000 MW to the nation’s electricity supply.

Score: Average

4) Ministry: Labour and Employment

Minister: Chris Ngige chris-ngige

State Minister: James Ocholi (Late)

Promises: To tackle unemployment effectively. “We will be at the forefront of the battle to stop the scourge of unemployment in the country,” Mr. Ngige, a former senator, told workers of the ministry. “We must, as a people, put on our thinking caps so that we can chart the way forward for employment generation.”

The minister also said the ministry would provide the enabling environment for all the sectors to thrive just as he said efforts were already on to block all leakages so available resources could be committed to development.

Achievements:

-–Resolved several labour disputes, including the one between the Federal Ministry of Woks, Power and Housing and the National Union of Electricity Employees, which would have thrown the nation into darkness and the one between NUPENG and PENGASSAN and the federal government over anti-labour activities.

-NDE, an agency of the ministry empowered over 4000 Nigerians under the Artisans Resettlement and Mentoring Scheme while recruiting and training 1,850 persons across the nation under the Community Based Training Scheme (CBTS).

–The NBS had said Nigeria had 106.69 million employed persons aged between 15 and 64 in the second quarter of 2016, a 0.65 per cent higher than the 106.00 million record in the first quarter.

–Rehabilitation and re-equipping of NDE skill centres to enhance their training capacity. The target is to train not less than 300,000 per year.

Failures:

-In August, the NBS reported that Nigeria’s unemployment rate rose from 12.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2016 to 13.3 per cent, as the number of people unemployed or underemployed rose from 24.4 million to 26.06 million.

-At least 18,919 Nigerians lost their public sector jobs between October 2015 and March 2016, NBS said.

-In the private sector, there were over 3000 job losses in the oil sector, according to NUPENG and PENGASSAN. In the banking sector, over 4000 lost their jobs. Zenith (1,200), Skye (175), EcoBank (1040), Diamond (200) and FCMB (150 and also closed down some of its branches).

Score: Below Average

5) Ministry: Power, Works and Housing:

Minister: Babatubde Fashola

Photo Credit: www.nigerianeye.com
Photo Credit: www.nigerianeye.com

State Minister: Mustapha Shehuri

Promises:

Over 40 road project and bridges were to be covered in 2016 alone. They include dualization of Kano-Maiduguri road (Sections I-V), Reconstruction and Pavement of Benin-Shagamu Expressway, Oju/Loko Bridge, 2nd Niger Bridge, dualization of Odukpani-Itu-Ikot Ekpene Road, Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa-Jebba Road, Sokoto-Tambuwal-Kotangora-Makura Road, Gombe-Numan-Yola Road Phase 11, Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonshoki Road, dualization of Kano-Katsina Road Phase 1, dualization of Ibadan-Ilorin Section 11, Enugu-Onitsha Road and dualization of Sapele-Agbor-Ewu Road (Section 1).

On power, the minister promised steady power supply, saying “The power challenges are not impossible (to fix), most of them are man-made. I am determined to ensure we get to the point where Nigerian has uninterrupted power supply.” He was to later deny making the promise.

On Housing, the minister promised to provide 40 blocks of housing in each of the 25 state and FCT which will lead to “potential delivery of 12 flats per block and 480 flats per state. Subsequently providing 17,760 flats nationwide.”

Also, promised to build 360 houses in three states through Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement in the first phase; develop “Rent to Own” housing scheme for those that cannot afford mortgage; and incorporate a new housing model into the National Building Code.

Achievements:

-Rehabilitation of some major roads began. They include Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Onitsha-Asaba-Benin road, Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa-Bokani road, Birnin Gwari-Kaduna road, Kano-Western Bye-pass, Kano-Potiskum-Damaturu-Maiduguri Expressway, Kano-Katsina Road, Port Harcourt-Enugu Expressway etc

-Work resumed on Oju/Loko-Oweto Bridge,

-Paid over N70 billion to contractors handling federal jobs to return to site

-Signed a $237 million agreement with World Bank to improve power in the country.

-Although he inherited a little over 2000 MW, in February, the generating capacity of power rose to 5,074 MW, the highest Nigeria has ever generated in the 63 years (1950-2013) of government monopoly of the sector.

– Fixed the damages at the Jebba, Kainji and Shiroro hydro-power stations, all of which were running at half and below half capacity. Thus, they altogether recorded an increase from 1,405 MW to 1,240 MW in September. The capacity of the gas power stations rose to 1,480 MW. Egbin, for instance, recorded an increase from 880 MW to 1,100 MW and Delta station from 360 MW to 380MW.

-Got approval of FEC to purchase three transformers of 150 MVA to be installed in sub-stations of Shiroro, Osogbo and Kumbotso.

-Unveiled an ambitious housing programme aimed at evolving a nationally acceptable design that reflects the diversity of culture and weather in Nigeria while targeting the low and medium income earners. The minister said he would spend N10 billion to build low income housing estates in the states and the FCT.

Failures

-Achieved far less than the 40 projects which he said he would execute in the first year. For instance, the 2nd Niger Bridge, Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road, Lagos, Calabar-Itu-Ikot Ekpene Road are among the many roads that are yet to be rehabilitated. Many major Nigerian roads are still death traps.

-Millions of Nigerians still live without power as the nation’s current generating capacity is merely 3,531.7 as of late October. It was 4,028 mid-October. The Nigerian Association of Energy Economists said only 45 percent of the country’s population are connected to the national grid and regular power supply is restricted to about 25 percent of the population. A group, Centre for Global Development said over 80 million Nigerians live without electricity.

-Increased electricity tariff by 45 per cent in December 2015, increasing it to N22.8 kilowatts per hour. The minister refused to obey a court order reversing the new tariff regime.

-Millions of Nigerian still do not have access to affordable housing. The World Bank said Nigeria has a housing deficit of about 17 million units and needs about 700,000 additional units each year for the next 20 years. A recent study by a top international consulting firm said about 80 per cent of Nigerians cannot afford a house that is more than N1 million.

Score: Average


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  • arewethishopeless

    PT, you should be able to do a much better analysis than this. Let me help you starting with Minister of Agric’s goals.

    1. Reduce food import bill from $32B to $XB. What is X? We do not know so how do you score his performance. Nonetheless, Score ZERO as PT claims we still import as much.
    2. Intensify research and marketing for food. What exactly is he suppose to achieve? Don’t know. Score: Not possible
    3. Tackle high rate of malnutrition. What is the current rate and what is the new rate to be achieved? No info. Score Not possible
    4. Reduce 25pc increase in food poisoning to what? 10pc? 5pc? -25pc? what? No info. Score: Not possible

    So you see the problem. Try the same exercise with each of the remaining ministers. I assure you, you will get the same result. How can the FG state it has tried to achieve its aims when it does not measure what is to be achieved. So in terms of performance, out of four goals, the examinee scored FAIL in one and the rest is unknown as the examiner has not provided measurable goals. Billions are spent by these MDA with little or no measurable goals and we are preaching CHANGE! What has changed? I am a PMB supporter but he really needs to step up to the plate. How is the minister of Planning going to measure the performance of this government in the past one year? He should be the first to go if he has not established performance KPIs for each and every MDA. I am tired of hearing excuses ….

    • Coalition Against Corruption

      Premium Times Editor,

      Time to repeal and replace puisne Judge Danladi Umar

      We are begging all Nigerians
      to wake up and scream havoc at the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Mr. Danladi Umar,
      who does not seem fit for the purpose any longer. He’s subdued as if compromised but he’s quite
      apparently unwilling to decide this case which he’s instead been kicking down the road as if in dread
      or fear. He was asked to recuse himself on the application of Bukola Saraki. You know what he did?

      Mr. Danladi Umar took three whole months to write a ruling on that simple application for recusal.
      In all judiciary all around the world a motion for recusal is often easily disposed off in one sentence
      or in one-paragraph (as bench ruling) possibly on the same day it is filed.

      • Coalition Against Corruption

        ……(2) Time to repeal and replace puisne Judge Danladi Umar

        In fact a recusal ruling is often issued in chambers and merely served on the counsel without need
        for time-wasting hearing in the open court. But our subdued and fretful Mr. Danladi Umar adjourned
        the case of Bukola Saraki for three months, just to write a ruling on a simple motion for recusal.

        Later in October he eventually scribbled a meaningless and longish order as his ruling –
        when just one sentence could do, and then adjourned the entire Bukola Saraki case again
        for three weeks. Next, he listed the case for last week, heard the testimony of just one witness;
        then, immediately adjourned again for another two months. Quite obviously, there is no longer
        any judicial drive inside Mr. Danladi Umar. He should be repealed and replaced.

        • Wole

          WHERE DID
          BUKOLA SARAKI EARN 65 MILLION DOLLARS HE DEPOSITED IN PANAMA, WHILST WORKING
          FULL TIME AS PUBLIC SERVANT ON MONTHLY SALARY IN NIGERIA? BUKOLA SARAKI CAN’T
          ANSWER THAT SIMPLE QUESTION TILL TODAY AFTER HE FIRST LIED PUBLICLY AND SAID IT
          BELONGS TO HIS WIFE’S FATHER – A STATEMENT WHICH THE PANAMA MONEY-LAUNDERING
          LAWYERS HAVE PROMPTLY DENIED IN A PRESS STATEMENT AS FALSE.

          • Viva Revo

            NIGERIANS, NIGERIANS, NIGERIANS, rise from slumber and kill
            your treasury thieves, if you want a good country for yourselves and your
            children, because for so long as treasury thieves are free and safe, you
            accept theft as the meaning of success.

    • redalert2000

      Global Security Report establishes the existence of Muslim cells in Yorubaland allied to Al Qaeda,
      besides the tens of militant fighters of Yoruba origin captured by the Nigerian Army on the battlefield
      as Jihadists in the ranks of Boko Haram. When Yoruba Christians wake up from slumber they will realize
      they are surrounded by the most virulent and militant Muslims today.

      I pity Yoruba Christians because they are un-armed and defenceless, even though they’re in trouble.
      They assume that Boko Haram is just a Hausa/Fulani murder machine. They do not fully understand
      the concept of global jihad underway. Yoruba Christians do not connect the dots that since Yoruba Muslims
      are active cells in Al Qaeda, those cells are invariably allied to Boko Haram – whose stated aim is the ‘mass
      killings of all Christians’.

      • marcos avelino

        You claim yr religion kristianity is about love but all day you preach hatred and bigotry – lazy evil moron

        • Wole

          The first question to resolve quickly for real CHANGE is as follows:

          WHERE DID BUKOLA SARAKI EARN 65 MILLION DOLLARS HE DEPOSITED IN PANAMA,
          WHILST WORKING FULL TIME AS PUBLIC SERVANT ON MONTHLY SALARY IN NIGERIA?

          BUKOLA SARAKI CAN’T ANSWER THAT SIMPLE QUESTION TILL TODAY AFTER HE FIRST LIED
          PUBLICLY AND SAID IT BELONGS TO HIS WIFE’S FATHER – A STATEMENT WHICH THE PANAMA
          MONEY-LAUNDERING LAWYERS HAVE PROMPTLY DENIED IN A PRESS STATEMENT AS FALSE.

    • Otile

      Yeah, but what has Rotimi Oyenusi done for us other than robbing Rivers State treasury to fund Buhari’s election campaign?

  • Owoeye Gbenga

    PT, all the ministers score 2/100. They all performed woefully. What a woeful govt.This govt is a failure.

    • wwww9000

      @disqus_i5YhostlC9:disqus

      The Yoruba get set to defect en masse from APC – Punch newspaper

      A house divided against itself cannot stand. The Punch newspaper is
      reporting today that the stage is set for mass defection of Yoruba people from
      APC party. An illiterate military enforcement of black market price of dollars
      and pound sterling today may bring the mat mass defection forward earlier than
      planned. Nobody possessed of average intelligence can be proud to be associated
      with the non-thinking governance the likes of Raji Fashola and Muhamadu Buhari
      typify, as Nigeria sinks into worse economic recession, with the price of Ceeway
      drinking water doubling to 500 Naira per keg today.

      The journalists who enabled APC to power under the ruse of radicalism go
      a-sorrowing in public disgrace for bad judgment. The notable ones include Lekan
      Sote, Niyi Akinaso and Ayo Olukotun
      who wrote purple prose in The Punch and may
      as well risk being repealed and replaced in public consciousness. Bola Tinubu who led
      the lies-telling APC campaign is the worst hit and stranded without direction. BolaTinubu
      is reported to be inspiring the upcoming Yoruba mass defection from APC party.

      • Observer

        lol.. fake news

    • Aaaapeecee

      @disqus_i5YhostlC9:disqus : APC is a
      coalition of illiterates – the worst party Nigeria has ever had – a political
      party without honesty, clarity or competence under the control of a rustic
      rural dweller with no modern mentality or Wasc/Gce certificate. APC is the
      cause of the worst economic recession Nigeria has ever had. Suicide rates have
      shot up as a result of APC Muslims’ coalition of illiterates without gumption,
      knowledge, wisdom or understanding. Now the APC is breaking up as it should
      because APC is a disgrace to everyone who’s ever gone to school.

      • Holy Militias

        NIGERIANS, NIGERIANS, NIGERIANS, RISE FROM SLUMBER AND KILL YOUR TREASURY THIEVES,

        IF YOU WANT A GOOD COUNTRY FOR YOURSELVES AND YOUR CHILDREN, BECAUSE FOR SO LONG

        AS TREASURY THIEVES ARE FREE AND SAFE, YOU ACCEPT THEFT AS THE MEANING OF SUCCESS.

  • Wise Head

    Wait a minute.. I hope that when the next government starts probing the Buhari regime for the massive corruption flourishing under it, that his almajiri and jihadist supporters in North would not pour into the streets to kill, maim and burn properties? I hope the now quiet Northern Elders Forum (NEF) will not return from temporary retirement to spit fire and brimstone. I hope another version of Boko Haram would not spring up. We are watching.

  • Wise Head

    Wait a minute.. I hope that when the next government starts probing the Buhari regime for the massive corruption flourishing under it, that his almajiri and jihadist supporters in North would not pour into the streets to kill, maim and burn properties?. I hope the now quiet Northern Elders Forum (NEF) will not return from temporary retirement to spit fire and brimstone. I hope another version of Boko Haram would not spring up. We are watching.

    • Kenke2016

      @wise_head:disqus

      Problem with this BUHARI/OSHINBAJO regime is that neither man has much ability to think much.

      One simply regurgitates to his students what others wrote down; whilst the other is totally blank!

    • Netanyahu

      Buhari’s worst supporters are not even from the north but the yaribas who out of their hatred for people of SS & SE (5%) see every glaring failure of the jihadist as success. Any day they begin to see the light like Tinubu, imam buhari, aka shekeau will know the game is up. For now the yariba “hailers” don’t mind the economic pains inflicted on the populace by their hero, but very soon you will begin to hear their screams. Their is always a limit to the pains one can endure in the pretext of punishing his enemy.

  • Capt

    All of them is scored average and that is even being kind to them. Otherwise its below average for all of them

  • Iskacountryman

    canji dole!

  • B. Messi

    Audu ogbe, kachikwu and Fashola, ‘Average’????
    Who dash dem average??
    Ahahahahahahahahaahah!!!!
    Haba! Haba!! Haba PREMIUM TIMES!!!
    LWKMD!!!!!!!!!

  • thusspokez

    How Buhari’s ministers fare after one year in office

    You might well have asked how the monkeys employed to work in a banana warehouse do after one year?

  • Otile

    Imam Mohamed Buhari scored the highest considering that he is still alive and kicking. After he suffered a near-fatal earache he survived and got away with deafness. Imam Buhari Allah ya gafata mallam.

  • IZON Redeemer

    The only sane person among the Bingo Buhari Ministers is the Minister of——FA———-Jeff Oyeama—he is the only clean person—in the ever dwindling government of Bingo Buhari—————-The rest are rogues who should all be in jail———-for the next 300yrs————–Jeff the Minister of Foreign Affairs —-is very clean because he came in from the United Nations——————–and so very experienced——-Sadly he is working with an unthinking– vision-less Fulani Emirate President————–The first to go should be thief Amaechi—followed by Fashola and Fayemi——-ati thief-Danbazua a national disgrace—–Then another big thief is the INEC CHAIRMAN–who stole over 800 from UBEC——Sadly when the thieving and shoe cleaning exercise of Dambazua by security agents are examined against the backdrop of his theft of over 18b from the army–der would be no time to waste in sending him off to prison—-Fayemi is so corrupt–you will take him for a born again armed robber——————-As for the Minister of Finance she is there for Tinubu and not even Bingo Buhari who does not know his left from his right—having failed one plus 9–in school—The Minister of crude oil is only there as a senior house boy to the Fulanis—ati Yorubas—————Only the Foreign Affairs Minister is qualified to hang on until the end of the Cursed————Satanic tenure of Bingo Buhari——-Final verdict——-Buhari himself is total failure——————–Look at the ropgues that it took him more than 6 months to assemble——————-

  • Rommel

    This scoreline is far better than what was obtainable under the Jonathan administration.

    • Otile

      Same senseless cliche day in day out. Pathetic

  • Dazmillion

    I dont know why they did not just give Nigige a big fat F for failure. The man has not been happy since he became a minister due to the low level of funds available for him to embezzle at his ministry

  • Kekedu

    PT, Ogbe is above average; Fayemi is below average. The two can’t have same rating. Fayemi is in the wrong ministry… If allowed to choose, he really wanted Foreign Affairs ministry. His Minister of State is even worse. Solid mineral is a core sector for diversification.

  • Martins

    How can these bunch of failures score average, what exactly is the measurement parameter? Fashola and Ngige should be capital F and there’s no debate about it. Sir Buhari is a complete disgrace by assembling the greatest bunch of incompetent and clueless comity of Nigerians ever gathered under one roof. Can’t wait to see Dalung’s grading.

    • O.A Martins

      @Kekedu:disqus

      Nigeria is in the worst state since its independence as a country on October 1st, 1960
      Unemployment soared to the highest level ever under President Buhari. Companies
      closed down under economic pressures like dominoes and sacked over five [5]
      million workers so far and still counting. Minimum wage calculated on daily
      basis can buy two meals and pay return bus fare in Nigeria.

      President Buhari himself should know by now he could be going into the dock of a criminal
      court over the senseless genocidal killings of 300 plus Shiite Muslims in
      Kaduna state. It takes a barbaric chain of command to let loose the volleys of
      shots that killed 300 citizens of Nigeria in peace time right inside Nigeria.

      It is a bizarre massacre and an affront to human civilization. It is the very opposite
      of what a government anywhere should do. When all is done, Buhari’s case could
      become the citable locus classicus in the laws of genocide; as a classic case of the
      worst type of sheer barbarity, ever committed in post 1945 history by Muhamadu Buhari –
      whom Professor Wole Soyinka fulsomely described in July last year, quite falsely, as
      ‘a born again democrat’

    • Viva Revo

      NIGERIANS, NIGERIANS, NIGERIANS, RISE FROM SLUMBER AND KILL YOUR TREASURY THIEVES,

      IF YOU WANT A GOOD COUNTRY FOR YOURSELVES AND YOUR CHILDREN, BECAUSE FOR SO LONG

      AS TREASURY THIEVES ARE FREE AND SAFE, YOU ACCEPT THEFT AS THE MEANING OF SUCCESS.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    None of the present crop of ministers have really made any solid progress worthy of remembering, @PT scores “average” when the real score is “fail”.

  • Sam

    To me they are well above average with exception of a few considering the fact that the price of crude went sour in addition to the madness of the so called Militants. And finally one year is not enough to begin to appraise them.

    • ???????????

      @disqus_7PLjCLpBtK:disqus

      • If Mohammad Buhari were a NORTHERN Christian Pastor, would the people of northern Nigeria
      have voted for him en masse to get 15.2 million votes for APC last year; and if not, does it follow;
      or not, that ISLAMISM was the sole motivation for selecting Muhammad Buhari as the APC
      presidential candidate; and, if that obvious truth is agreed, how does one now explain the
      behaviour of the utterly moronic Christians in Yorubaland who joined the APC Islamist
      Jihad – under which Islamist Jihad the word ‘CHANGE’ simply means a shift of political
      leadership to the Fulani north-west?

  • E. T. Durosinmi-Etti

    @tawandaincommunicado:disqus

    Ask the APC party people why Nigeria is far much worse today
    under the confused APC party than it was under PDP, they will say PDP
    spoilt Nigeria for 16 years.

    Idiots! No thinking head. How can that be the answer to why APC has made
    Nigeria much worse? Nigerians made the greatest mistake of their lives to vote
    for Bola Tinubu, Muhamadu Buhari and the fellow illiterates who call themselves
    APC party leaders. Nigerians will suffer a lot and sweat blood. Wise people
    don’t hand over their future to semi-illiterates. Wise people don’t do such nonsense!

    APC is so damn useless it cannot run
    on its own records in office! Ask APC people to mention APC’s usefulness in
    power, they will say PDP ruined Nigeria for 16 years. Is that an answer or an
    escape? The first problem of APC is illiteracy. That is why APC has made
    Nigeria worse today. Illiteracy is a bad thing because the illiterate will not
    know he is doing the wrong thing.

    • vagabonds in power

      Buhari and the Apes were imposed on us by the CIA under Obama and Clinton–even the Yorubas themselves did not give Bingo Buhari enough votes to make him President—–99.9% of the votes came from Malian and Chadian refugees–in the North-the Alamajiris—–whom, they often import into the country———–That is the truth–of the matter–The Sultan of Sokoto and the Emir of Kano Sanusi—–used their influence with the British and the American CIA to oust Jonathan from power–Not because they have anything serious to give to Nigerians—–but because of them regional Fulani politics—————Look at the speed with which he borrowed 2.1b for the North East-from the World Bank-and-the passage of the North East——Development BILL—with the speed of a supersonic jet——–While the Petroleum Industry Bill has been lying down in the Senate for the past 14 years——————–That is Nigerian for u—————–a country owned by the Fulanis ati Yorubas——————————–

      • Public Record

        The Press should note the names of those five [5] awkward Appeal Court Judges
        who recklessly pushed Nigeria down a slippery slope of mass conflicts to come.

        The five errant Judges of the Appeal Court who issued the no-brainer verdict –
        for compulsory HIJAB henceforth in all schools across Nigeria are as follows:

        • Justice A B Gumel
        • Justice M. Fasanmi
        • Justice A. Jauro
        • Justice J.S. Ikyegh
        • Justice I. Jombo Ofor

  • Romberg

    Look at Nigeria’s abysmal performance in the oil sector, yet PT scored Buhari ‘average’. I don’t know what that means. We spent more on refineries, even more on fuel import. Yet this is success? Where is the missing $20bn? NNPC is still as rotten as it was. Where are the oil subsidy thieves? Where is Buhari’s finding on Diezeani’s infractions in office? Is rise in pump price a success? This is where you lost me, PT. your assessment is absolutely useless. Is there a chance you can document how previous governments have performed in each of these sectors during their times so Nigerians can see through your judgement?

  • Short & Sharp

    MUHAMADU BUHARI CAN ONLY FAIL AND END UP AS THE WORST PRESIDENT EVER,

    BECAUSE HE BUILDS HIS TWISTED ‘CHANGE’ ON A WEAK AND IMMORAL FOUNDATION;

    WHEREBY THIEVES ARE APPOINTED INTO CABINET TO CHANGE HONEST NIGERIANS.

    • Omo O’oodua

      “Professor Jega of INEC is only trying to shift responsibility by saying people
      opposed to Muhamadu Buhari’s qualification for the polls should go to court.
      I heard the APC saying Buhari has been contesting election for 12 years,
      and that nobody said anything about it, so, why now? And my answer,
      in form of question is, if someone has been committing robbery and
      getting away with it, the day he is caught, you are now asking,
      why has he not been caught all this while? Buhari is NOT eligible
      to run for president. That is the law.”

      ……….Chief Ayo Adebanjo

      (Afenifere Chieftain)

      [January 25th, 2015]

      • Kaycee

        @disqus_NyVwwG2r74:disqus

        After President Muhamadu Buhari was last week exposed to have himself shoveled a whopping [1] billion Naira from the treasury; straight into the pocket of Brigadier Buba Marwa, in July 2015, being 60 days after resuming office as a newly-elected president of Nigeria, a lot of Nigerians lost hope in Buhari’s moral ability
        to fight corruption.

        • Obinna D.

          “A situation where proven looters

          of the Nigerian state have ganged up to determine who is guilty
          of corruption or not – superintended by a melancholic religious zealot,
          who himself is stained with the perfidy of corruption – amounts
          to the blind leading the blind. The destination is the large,
          and deep pit of destruction. Nigeria is on this road of doom.”

          …………..Dr. Arthur Nwakwo

          (October 23, 2016)

  • IZON Redeemer

    The only sane person among the Bingo Buhari Ministers is the one in-d–FA———-Jeff Oyeama—is the only clean person—in the ever dwindling government of Bingo Buhari—————-The rest are rogues who should all be in jail———-for the next 300yrs————–Jeff the Minister of Foreign Affairs —-is very clean because he came in from the United Nations——————–and really experienced——-Sadly he is working with an unthinking– vision-less Fulani Emirate President————–The first to go should be thief Amaechi—followed by Fashola and Fayemi——-ati thief-Danbazua a national disgrace—–Then another big thief is the INEC CHAIRMAN–who stole over 800 from UBEC——Sadly when the thieving and shoe cleaning exercise of Dambazua by security agents are examined against the backdrop of his theft of over 18b from the army–der would be no time to waste in sending him off to prison–But efcc has closed her eyes to the thieveries of them Amaechi and Prof Yakuba–Fayemi is so corrupt–you will take him for a born again armed robber——————-As for the Minister of Finance she is there for Tinubu and not even Bingo Buhari who does not know his left from his right—having failed one plus 9–in school—The Minister of crude oil is only there as a senior house-boy to the Fulanis—ati Yorubas—————Only the Foreign Affairs Minister is qualified to hang on until the end of the Cursed————Satanic tenure of Bingo Buhari——-Final verdict——-Buhari himself is a total failure——————–Look at the rogues that it took him more than 6 months to assemble——hard core crooks————-all of them–

    • Corruption Watch

      DEAR EDITOR,

      ₦800 billion is missing in Lagos state

      Howsoever it is cut or diced a whopping sum of ₦800 billion is missing in Lagos state
      under the rogue governor – RAJI FASHOLA – and deemed stolen, as a matter of law,
      insofar as there is no explanation for the missing funds till today. The EFCC owes a duty
      to the law to invite the rogue; Raji Fashola, to account for these prima facie facts of thefts.

      After seven [7] years of hiding and fighting tooth and nail to conceal Lagos state public accounts,
      and going to court to declare in one instance that the people of Lagos state are not entitled to know
      the total income and expenditure of the Lagos state government under his heinously corrupt regime,
      the rogue governor; Raji Fashola delivered a handover note to his successor, two days to his exit
      from office, where Raji Fashola purported to disclose the Lagos state accounts for the first time.

      But the Lagos state accounts were all false and sexed up to conceal thefts.
      Raji Fashola said he got in total ₦2.34 trillion throughout his eight years tenure.
      But his Commissioner for Planning – Ben Akhabueze two months later, told the media,
      that throughout the eight years of Raji Fashola no less than 400 billion Naira was received
      as Lagos state income every year.

      By simple arithmetic it means that the total revenue of Lagos state was actually ₦3.2 trillion
      and not ₦2.34 trillion, which Raji Fashola falsely stated. Therefore, there is a whopping sum of
      ₦800 billion missing in Lagos state under the rogue governor – RAJI FASHOLA –
      and deemed stolen; by presumption of law.

    • linkhadj.

      Izon Redeemer, I honestly sympathize with you on the defeat of your mentor, GEJ whose defeat has left you brain-drained and emotionally disequilibriumed. It has since affected your sense of reasoning and you have not been able to make any intelligent contribution to social media. But Nigerians have left you behind to morn your loss and moved on.

  • olat

    Amaechi ve d best performance (Personal opinion).
    No Air Disaster unlike under GEJ
    Railway project
    Every corrupt Judge n Politician noticed his Pin
    NASS saw his Pin during d Budget.
    He seem d backbone of PMB Govt.

  • Netanyahu

    PT, you guys just fall my hands this time with your grading of all round failure as average. All you needed do was to put out a short questionnaire to poll people’s opinion. If you ask me the worst performing minister in this dispensation is Fashola. He can’t claim lack of funds because they say we have over 4 trillion naira in the TSA. This should make up for the shortfall from oil revenue, unless they are lying, which is their stock-in-trade. No minister or ministry merits more than below average. The taste of the pudding is in the eating. Many roads have remained where Jonathan’s administration left off. As for power, Fashola is bullshiting. We do not see any change in past one year and half.

  • Omoba1

    The intention is good but the finishing is poor. This also shows that journalism is still very weak in Nigeria. First, we do not only have 5 ministers in this country and I am surprise to see achievements such as obtaining approval – that is a process and not an achievement.

    Premium times do a poll and let Nigerians decide. In short the poll should be monthly and in that respect we are appraising the ministers on a monthly basis.

  • George

    Look at Fashola face very hazard and wicked face. Crook number one.

  • kunle akindude

    Why cant the senate or the Federal executive council break up Fashola s ministry and make it 3 different ministries? Just wondering loud o

    • tonye2000

      Hey guys. Quick one. Nigerians drank conk poison by electing Muhamdu Buhari as president.
      Just read online that he’s now taking private lessons from BUKOLA SARAKI thrice a week on
      how to apply for $30b loan. But pray, what does Bukola Saraki himself know about the Policy
      Support instrument of the I.M.F? Just a case of the blind leading the blind. Buhari knows zero.

      He just wrote a letter to the IMF without any supporting documents, asking for $30billion loan.
      What a mess! The ransom Buhari paid to Boko Haram for Chibok girls is yet another blunder.
      Boko Haram has reportedly used that ransom money to buy more sophisticated ammunition.
      Talk of policy blunder, then, talk of Muhamadu Buhari and his blundering bunch of Ministers!

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    But, nor matter what some disgruntle elements say about president Muhammadu Buhari,s cabinet ministers,still they have not been stealing,looting and embezzling our national funds and assets like under former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.Another thing is Boko Haram terrorists are in disarray and whatever Nigeria, has now is prioritized on power-sector development,security sector, our roads,bridges and housing with the landmark employment of 200,000-Nigerian unemployed graduates now as unlike GEJ.Nigeria now focuses on improvement of Nigerian-people lives.