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Buhari: After May 29 (Part 2)

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Nigeria News takes a look at President Muhammadu Buhari and what he will need to do after May 29 inauguration.

If President Muhammadu Buhari will always allow the cabal to rule this country, he will not do anything for the next four years.

He may have good intention, the president must realise now that the cabals also have their personal agenda, which is detrimental to national growth.

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN) must cease to be in Buhari’s cabinet after May 29 if justice must prevail in this country.

Malami played some selfish roles that led to the mockery of judiciary and molestation of judges in this country. His instruction to the Department of State Service and the Police did not only ridicule some members of the legislative arm but also set a battle line between the executive and other arms of government.

Malami had a series of problems with the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu on whom the anti-graft agency should prosecute and not prosecute.

He selfishly and illegally reinstated a fugitive, the former Head of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Scheme, Rasheed Maina to the Civil service. Malami is one of the strongest mafia in Buhari’s government. This character must be taken out to allow government to run smoothly.

Another character is the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. He is a silent operator and a Chief Mafia in Buhari’s government. Perhaps he is one of those Aisha, wife of the President was referring to as the clog in the wheel of Buhari’s administration.

She said at a forum that these two character has hijacked the administration of her husband, calling on Nigerians to quickly rise against them.

Kyari determines who sees the president. He is more powerful than the security operatives. He processes the intelligence within the corridor of power.

These two characters stand between Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo. Their ideas of governance are that Buhari must not entrust much on Osinbajo as they run the government like a cult.

Another thing is that the president must remove himself as the Minister of Petroleum and make Dr Ibe Kachikwu the substantive Minister so that he can operate freely and take absolute control of the sector.

Buhari’s role has not helped the sector but has created a friction between the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Mainkanti Baru and the Minister of State for Petroleum, Kachikwu.

I believe without Buhari in that sector, the two professionals will understand themselves better and the NNPC GMD will be forced to respect the office of the Minister.

To me, Kachikwu has not been given the power to direct the affairs of the sector as expected. Baru bypasses him most times to relate with Buhari.

I pray that the incoming leadership of the National Assembly will love the face of Magu or whosoever that may replace him at EFCC. This is an agency the lawmakers will like to have great influence.

The eight Assembly refused to approve Magu as the substantive chairman of EFCC twice that President Buhari forwarded his name to the Senate.

The president must rise up to stop these kinds of shenanigans, in which the Senate will always refuse to approve his appointees.

He is expected to establish himself from the onset through effective communication between the executive and other arms of government for a smooth sail of his administration.

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