The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), held its National Executive Committee meeting at the party’s Secretariat in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday disclosed that he would expand the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
Speaking at the National Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Buhari described his cabinet as compressed.
He said the FEC would be expanded to bring in more supporters at federal level, with fresh ideas to be injected into the government.
At present, President Buhari has 36 ministers each from all the states of the federation, but he regretted that he had not re-constituted the boards of parastatals as promised in 2015.
While noting that this was due to many reasons, he reminded the party’s leaders that he had given instructions since October 2015 for this exercise to start.
He explained that there had been inordinate delays through several committees in an attempt to get the balance right and to make sure all parts of the country were equitably represented.
The president said he was keenly aware that his supporters were very eager for these appointments to be announced.
He assured that “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.”
Click here for the President’s full remarks at the National Executive Committee of All Progressive Congress (APC) on Tuesday 31st October 2017 at the National Secreriat, Abuja.