It’s Time For Cabinet Reshuffle – Group Tells President
– An NGO questions why there has been no investigation or prosecution of any serving ministers, officials for fraud
– Coordinator of the foundation, Joseph Daudu, says it appears that persons are not being treated equally under the extant law
– President Muhammadu Buhari warns that a collapse of public confidence in the justice system would have disastrous consequences for the entire country
The Rule of Law Development Foundation (RODLDF), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reshuffle his cabinet for improved performance.
Mr Joseph Daudu (SAN), the Coordinator of the Foundation, made the call while briefing newsmen on the state of the nation on Thursday in Abuja, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
“The President though faced by health issues in the initial part of his tenure in office, he has nonetheless placed the fight against corruption on the front burner.
“The narrow question on the lips of Nigerians is why has there been no investigation or prosecution of any serving ministers, or other officials for fraud in two years of this government,’’ he said.
Daudu said it appeared that persons were not being treated equally under the extant law.
According to him, government should endeavour to revamp the fight against corruption.
“In any situation, a good manager should know when to re-energise his team.
“If this government wants to make any further progress in governance, then it must weed out the dead wood in its midst and set up a truly virile and positive cabinet,’’ he said.
On the election of new national officers for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Daudu said it was good that the party had surmounted its internal crisis.
He said a credible opposition was a hallmark of democracy, adding that the development would put the administration on its toes to serve the people better.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that a collapse of public confidence in the justice system would have disastrous consequences for the entire country.
The president gave the warning when he received the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the NBA at the state house in Abuja, on Thursday, December 21.
Buhari enjoined the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to work with the government to avert the collapse of public confidence in the justice system of the country.