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Published On: Thu, Aug 22nd, 2019

Ex-IPAC chair hails Buhari over ministerial portfolios

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By Paul Efiong,Abuja

The former presidential candidate for 2003 and 2007 general elections under the platform of African Liberation Party(ALP), Chief Osita Emmanuel Okereke(OON) has congratulated President Muhammedu Buhari over the successful inauguration of ministers.
Speaking in an interview yesterday with some journalists in his Abuja office, Chief Okereke explained that the crop of current ministers have wealth of experience and the depth of knowledge needed to add value to the government and the people.
Chief Okereke who is also the former chairman, Inter-party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC) also described the portfolios assigned to the 43 ministers as ‘putting the round pegs in a round hole stressing that they should hit the ground running to bring fresh air into their respective ministries for the general benefit of Nigerians at all levels.
“It is time for the nation to benefit from their large capacity to perform which all of them had demonstrated at various different level as public servants .” Okereke emphasized.
According to Okereke, who is currently the Director General, National Taskforce to Combat Illegal Importation of Small Arms,Ammunition,Light Weapon, Chemical Weapon and Pipeline Vandalism and Other Related Matters NATFORCE) in Nigeria, “the current crop of ministers are good for Nigeria adding that some of them had contributed to the infrastructural transformation in their various States.
Reacting to a question fielded about areas of concentration by the ministers, he advised them to concentrate more on increase mutual cooperation,infrastructural and human capital development as well provision of good governance to the people and ordinary Nigerians.”
He also advised the ministers to ensure that interagency collaboration and synergy is promoted at all cost for the purpose of mitigating interagency rivalry at all levels.
According to Okereke “the ministers should be able to operate an open door policy of governance to enable people contribute their views and ideas aimed at adding value to the economy at all levels maintaining that nobody has monopoly of knowledge.”

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