President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday hinted on the possibility of appointing more ministers into his cabinet.
The President also disclosed that he would also make board appointments, in accordance with demand by his party members.
Buhari’s said these while delivering his speech at the National Executive of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abuja on Tuesday.
Lamenting the delay in reconstituting boards of federal parastatals despite his promise to do so, Buhari explained that the delay was due to attempt to get the balance right and make sure all parts of the country are represented.
Buhari said he was aware supporters of the party were very eager for these appointments to be announced, assuring that by “the Grace of God these appointments will be announced soon,”
He said, “On the other hand, I am keenly aware that our supporters are very eager for these appointments to be announced. By the Grace of God, these appointments will be announced soon. Especially now that the economy is improving, we will have the resources to cater for the appointees.”
“Let me on a personal note thank you all for your prayers and good wishes, which the Almighty Allah answered in the restoration of my health. I wish to thank you all party leaders for helping to keep the government running smoothly during my prolonged absence.
“I would like to start by commending our Party Leadership chaired by His Excellency, Chief John Oyegun. The Chairman and I worked harmoniously during 1984-85 in a previous government. Happily, circumstances have brought us again to positions of leadership in the country.
“I want to thank Chief Oyegun and his staff for steering the party in the last two and a half years. Sometimes it is easier to manage failure than to manage success – and a big success such as that we have achieved.