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#BTMinisterialForecast: Meet Some of Your Incoming Ministers

by on April 22, 2015
 

As the May 29 handover date by President Jonathan to incoming President, Muhammadu Buhari draws close, indications have emerged as to the shape and form of Buhari’s cabinet. In this special editorial forecast, the Editorial Board of BREAKING TIMES presents a list of some of the likely incoming Ministers and their corresponding portfolios. According to sources close to the President-Elect, these are individuals driven by the desire to restore the dream of the founding fathers but also share the modest lifestyle of the incoming president. Also, it was gathered that while the President-elect is not going to stand against the APC that won him the Presidency, he has resolved to pick technocrats and those he trusts to run his most important ministries. Below is the BREAKING TIMES Ministerial Forecast:

Petroleum Minister – Prof Tam David West

Prof Tam David West

Prof Tam David West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tam David West received his higher education at the University of Ibadan (1956-1958) and earned a BSc degree at Michigan State University (1958-1960) an MSc degree at Yale University (1960–1962), and a PhD degree at McGill University (1964–1966). David-West was consultant virologist and senior lecturer at the University of Ibadan in 1969 and was subsequently promoted to professor of virology in 1975. It is the President-Elect’s personal wish to return him to the Petroleum Ministry where he had served as federal Minister of Petroleum and Energy under Muhammadu Buhari from 1984-1985. It is said that David West has a reputation for being incorruptible, frugal, and loyal even in trying times.

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Finance Minister – Dr. Idika Kalu

Dr. Idika Kalu

Dr. Idika Kalu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources close to the President-Elect say Dr. Idika Kalu is favored to be Finance Minister. Dr. Idika Kalu is no stranger to economic issues having been a Minister of Finance two times. It was Idika Kalu who, in 2005, openly opposed the Paris debt relief as canvassed by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration.

 

Education Minister – Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi

Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi

Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bolaji Abdulahi, Nigeria’s former Minister of Youth Development and later Minister of Sports, may return but this time under the Education portfolio which is his professional area of passion and expertise. The tireless reformer under whose watch Nigeria won the Africa Nations Cup after 19 years and also won the U-17 World Cup left the Goodluck Jonathan government, owing to his leaning towards the new PDP, the faction of the PDP, which his mentor, Senator Bukola Saraki and five governors had formed. Before he became Minister in the outgoing dispensation, he had served as Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology in Kwara State and was renowned for the reforms he initiated in education in the state.

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Justice Minister – Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN

Chief Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN

Chief Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tinubu loyalist, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN was appointed Attorney General of Ondo State from 1997–1999. In 1998 he became a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. He was Chairman of the Legal Aid Council (2005–2006). On 28 July 2012, On Akeredolu was selected as the gubernatorial candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Ondo State.

 

Culture and Tourism Minister – Dele Momodu

One of Nigeria's leading music artistes, Banky W, prostrates to greet Dele Momodu

One of Nigeria’s leading music artistes, Banky W, prostrates to greet Dele Momodu

 

 

 

 

 

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If there is one man who threw his full weight online and offline behind the Buhari/Osinbajo change campaign, it is Ovation International Publisher and former presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP), Bashorun Dele Momodu. Although he is not a member of the All Progressives Congress, inside sources favour Bashorun Dele Momodu for the Culture and Tourism portfolio. With a first degree and a Masters in Yoruba, backed with his remarkable exposure as one of the most widely traveled Africans alive as well as the huge respect he commands in the entertainment industry, the Culture and Tourism ministry, it is believed will come alive under his watch as Minister.

 

Information Minister – Sam Nda Isaiah

Sam Nda Isaiah

Sam Nda Isaiah

Nda Isaiah, publisher of Leadership Newspaper, who is noted for his ‘Big Ideas’ when he contested for APC presidential ticket, it was gathered, may be Minister of Information.

 

Works Minister – Babatunde Fashola

Babatunde Fashola on an inspection tour of Lagos.

Babatunde Fashola on an inspection tour of Lagos.

Outgoing Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN may clinch the Minister of Works portfolio owing to his giant strides in infrastructure development in Lagos State. His public service pedigree it was gathered endear him to Buhari who has resolved to ensure key portfolios in his cabinet are given to technocrats.

 

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  • koko
    April 22, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    I what u people are doing

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  • April 22, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    why is d president -elect still using the old brigade when we r talking of change? there r lots of youth that stood their ground for the change that brought him in. please we need new technocrats to assist us in building our great country

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  • femi mosugu
    April 24, 2015 at 7:37 am

    What we need in this nation is progress who ever he will use to bring the progress is not what matter pls just let him bring d change

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  • Abubakar saleh Gumel
    April 24, 2015 at 10:22 am

    I wish Buhari should engage more youths in his government. I am not personal. But youths cause to amount his victory. He should therefore consider them. Very soon Nigeria will not be governed by there old cars. I don’t mean all I mean those that have been cheating since.

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  • Abubakar saleh Gumel
    April 24, 2015 at 10:22 am

    I wish Buhari should engage more youths in his government. I am not personal. But youths cause to amount his victory. He should therefore consider them. Very soon Nigeria will not be governed by these old cars. I don’t mean all I mean those that have been cheating since.

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    • Itopa Yusufu Salihu
      April 30, 2015 at 10:20 am

      I support Mr Gumel but the youths are more crafty (corrupt) than the old cars. General should allowed to use his wealth experience to fix the country well again.

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    • May 18, 2015 at 1:25 am

      Ways that youths be engaged in this government should not be in government positions on boards and the likes where politicians are just out to share and steal money. We need be engaged productively. let there be industries in various sectors for youth professionals to manage, big mechanised farms, revamp technical institutions/universities for research, development and productions. Let all VCS, RECTORS be on voluntary services to the nation and only be rewarded for his/her productive output in terms of implemented research results and products.
      Most youths I have seen as councillors, board members, elected members of the arms of government, even ministers have turned out to be super corrupt and haughty. Some are now ruled by their sudden wealth and have forgotten their roots. The youth needs first and foremost sense of direction, believe in the nation and desire to build it.

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  • April 26, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    De in-coming president,i think should not be addressed as General cos we are in a democratic dispensation and not military regime

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  • April 29, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Pls and pls,we need young men in the 21 century. not men in the 16 century . let there be change in Nigeria.

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  • April 29, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    We nid young men in the 21 century NOT Men in the 16 century

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    • May 18, 2015 at 12:57 am

      The present state of the nation is far from an ideal for any crop of youth to build on. Many of the young ones in government are mere appendages of their old parents who wrecked the economies of this country. Corruption to them is already a way of life. Money making and affluence is their doctrine and life ambition. Please we still need some God fearing few of the old stock who wants to maintain their names unstained and love to make heaven. We need proven selfless technocrats, firm and upright, ready to sacrifice his or her life for the much desired direction for the nation. When this good foundation is laid, some sanity put in place, a better way of life and good norms established; then the youth can have something good to build on. We need God’s intervention. Let us continue to pray for the nation. PLEASE YOUTHS LET US BE PATIENT.

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  • Kamal Abdullah mohd jams uk
    May 20, 2015 at 10:10 am

    I will not support the buhari nominating a new minister cuz he is forgetting the great ppl in the nouth I wish that he well correct his mistake. Cux we are the ppl who vote him not old one ppl that he nominated as ministers so we thing change is coming but is not yet. You can surprise if u see youth leader. Is not a youth at all.

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  • Precious Nwaham
    June 22, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Give PMB breathing space. This Country needs a vastly experienced technocrats to bring her back to her glorious days. MB Olateju I corroborate with your insight.
    Like Olateju said, let’s be patient youths to learn. Most of us are very proud to reckon ourselves with the life style of the Americans, what makes America what she is? Of course the Americans. Nigerians are no different, we can do the same here in Nigeria.

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  • John Rotimi Olateju.
    August 31, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Change is inevitable! Any society that sets out to make a difference will not shun the persuasive beackoning of change outcry!… It is quite disheartning that we don’t seem to learn from nature!…. Nature is never static!… It is dynamic!! Meaning it changes with time. Now the open truth is crystal clear! It took America about 100yrs to get their bearing in the journey to political, Social …. Stability. If other developing nations (Nigeria) can study this so called world super power very closely, putting aside all our so called “differences” and prudently inbibe some positive attributes that led to their present status, it is quite eminent that we can get there in less number of years and even possibly overtake them! Yes!!! Because of our multi- endownmnet ….. Change is Processional and Directional! For a positive Change to occur, some processes must be engaged and prudently executed! Change could either be in the Positive or Negative direction. All depends on which process is engaged. In my own opinion, I don’t see any level ground on which a country like ours should be compared with America when we talk about policies and politic, talkless of Science and Technology. The two factors ( Process and Direction) in any change quest are time based! …… Alas! My people!… Nigerian!!! Aren’t that patience at all. We always want things to happen most immediately! But, it doesn’t work that way. It took China more than 30yrs of consistent strategic policy with dedicated work force that believed in their nation first before self or any individual. Today, it is no more a news that the entire world economy is drifting towards the Chinese. Yes!… Becuase they engage Process and Direction!! ……. Those clamouiring for youth in goernment says well but have we found out what is the mindset of our teaming youth today? A couple of weeks ago, I was in the midst of average of 1,600 NYSC Corps members and our discussion drifted towards integrity, Capacity building and Positive Change in the Nigeria of our dream!. It was shocking to hear from the crowed supporting one of them saying “Our generation have nothing to change, all we are waiting for is our own time to come so we can also take what we can take…. Our children will sort themselves out when they come” the mob echoed!… Yeah!! True talk!!! Not even one person says otherwise. Quite pathetic! …. The u youth of this Nation! My opinion is that youth can be engage, but the experience of the few old with integrity must not be abated! Before any youth will be engaged fully, let them learn through Process and Directional driven Objectives; hence graduate into a more matured personality to bear the burden of Nation building. ………. My candid advice to my amiable President Buhari is to please shut your hears to the distracting noises of belly seeking politicians,face the realities ahead of you, choose your cabinet with divine leading and embark on the journey of change with good Process and well defined Direction. You should get closer to countries like China, Malaysia and Singapore to learn Practically what Process and Direction is all about in attaining the desired Change. Let me close this way…. 30 yrs ago Nigeria was a DECADE ahead of China, but today China is a CENTURY ahead of Nigeria. My dear president, I have no doubt in your “CIA” Capability, Integrity and Ability to find out the parameters that missed out or wrongly placed in the a+b = b+a (Equation) of Nigeria as a Nation!!!!! GOD bless my nation NIGERIA!…. John Rotimi Olateju.

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  • s.m.bello
    September 9, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    pls. young nigerians youth, what all nigerians are desperately need is who will end there hardship interms of economic, insurgency, corruption, kidnaping,robbery, fuel scarcity, lack of power supply, and so on not youth or old terma .

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