President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday confirmed the submission of the first set of names for ministerial nominees to the Senate for final confirmation.
The president, who announced this in a broadcast in Abuja to mark Nigeria’s 55th Independence Anniversary, said subsequent list would be forwarded to the senate in due course.
He said he was aware of the anxiety that had been generated due to the delay in forming his cabinet both at home and abroad.
“Fellow Nigerians, there have been a lot of anxiety and impatience over the apparent delay in announcement of ministers.
“There is no cause to be anxious. Our government sets out to do things methodically and properly.
“Anyway, the wait is over. The first set of names for ministerial nominees for confirmation has been sent to the senate.
“Subsequent lists will be forwarded in due course. Impatience is not a virtue.
“Order is more vital than speed. Careful and deliberate decisions after consultations get far better results.
“And better results for our country is what the APC government for Change is all about,’’ he said.
President Buhari said his government was prepared to meticulously execute projects that would impact on the lives of Nigerians.
He, however, challenged Nigerians to embrace the philosophy of Change for the general good of the society.
“I would like to end my address this morning on our agenda for Change.
“Change does not just happen. You and I and all of us must appreciate that we all have our part to play if we want to bring CHANGE about.
“We must change our lawless habits, our attitude to public office and public trust.
“We must change our unruly behavior in schools, hospitals, market places, motor parks, on the roads, in homes and offices.
“To bring about change, we must change ourselves by being law-abiding citizens,’’ he advised.” (NAN)
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