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Uche Nwosu, former Chief of Staff to the Imo State Governor and President of the Ugwumba Leadership Centre for Africa, advises President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to prioritize the inclusion of technocrats in his ministerial appointments.
In his remarks during a media discussion, Uche Nwosu advised President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to consider character, competence, and patriotism as key criteria when appointing his ministerial cabinet members.
Nwosu said, ‘Let’s give Tinubu the benefit of doubt and some few weeks to appoint his ministers, it’s not an easy task. We don’t want the president to make a mistake, so that tomorrow nobody will accuse Tinubu or the Ministers for not performing well. So he should be given time to appoint his cabinet.’
‘What I expect from Mr. President and the character of people he should choose, are people that are competent, have character, patriotic Nigerians and people who don’t have this atom of nepotism. We want ministers that will come and represent the interest of all Nigerians and not a particular region of the country,’ he added.
‘So these are the qualities Tinubu should look out for when appointing his ministers. I pray that 50-65 percent of Tinubu’s ministerial list should be people from the private sector, technocrats and then he can add them up with politicians to garnish the cabinet.’
‘But I believe that being a former governor and with what he has done in Lagos, he will do justice to what Nigerians will believe in.’
Drawing attention to the disturbing wave of killings in the southeast, Uche Nwosu appealed to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to use his influence to bring about a resolution and restore tranquility in the region.
‘It is unfortunate that we are going through this in the southeast. We need peace in the southeast, these killings cannot help us. I plead with Mr. President to look into the insecurity bedeviling the southeast and see how it can be resolved,’ Nwosu added.
Uche Nwosu stressed the importance of conducting a careful assessment into the qualifications and achievements of potential ministerial appointees to ensure their suitability for the role.