President Muhammadu Buhari emphasizes reduction of Nigerian ministries due to economic downturn

President Muhammadu Buhari has emphasized that his administration would not have 36 ministries because of the economic downturn currently being experienced in the country.

The president who restated this while receiving the list of 36 ministerial nominees confirmed by the Senate from Bukola Saraki, commended the upper legislative chamber for a job well done, especially as the National Assembly passed all the names he submitted.

Explaining that the Federal Government might not be able to fund all the existing ministries, given the unavailability of funds, he insisted that some of the ministers would stay without portfolio following an economy that has been battered.

Senate President Saraki however acknowledged the economic challenges facing the country and said that the issue of portfolios should not be trivialized.



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