As the president of the federal republic of Nigeria, Buhari is saddled with the responsibility of running the National and international affairs of the country amongst other tasks to ensure smooth run of governance. To effectively discharge his duties, he appointed 36 ministries to act in different capacities. But with the high expectation to bring the nightmares of the citizen to end, can he afford to add another task to his job description without detriments?
Following Dizeani Madueke’s corruption allegation as minister of petroleum, the portfolio has since become one that requires special scrutiny on productivity and integrity, Hence President Buhari appointed himself as the Minister of Petroleum in September 2016 with a mindset that “nobody’s hands are clean enough to do the surgical changes needed in that sector”.
Since he took this decision to double within that capacity, for the past three years, Nigerians seem to have heaved a sigh of relief over the predominant distress of fuel scarcity up until it surfaced again in December 2017 which was the first in the Buhari’s administration.
With the President still struggling to stabilize the economy, provide adequate security, his unstable health condition amongst others challenges, has he bitten more than he can chaw as the Minister of petroleum? Appointing a new Minister to relief Mr President and take him off the distractions might sound like a good idea, but can he find a dutiful successor with integrity to run the Ministry of petroleum better? Express your passion in the comment section