President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that he gave Kaduna and Kano states two substantive ministerial slots in his cabinet in order to appreciate the massive votes he received from them during the 2019 presidential election.
KanyiDaily recalls that Buhari got 1, 464,768 votes from Kano – the highest in the February 23 election – while he had 993, 445 votes from Kaduna.
Speaking during a courtesy visit to Shehu Idris, Emir of Zazzau, at his palace in Zaria, Kaduna on Thursday, Buhari said he had rewarded those who gave him massive support in those states. He said:
“Before you push everything to me, I am just reminding you that I will do my best and I will make sure that the new cabinet is working for the good of Nigeria and Nigerians,
The President also reiterated the commitment of his administration to provide a solution to the issue of unemployment facing many youths in the country.
He further urged all tiers of government to be up doing and alive to their responsibility of Nation building.
“I have been talking to the governor when we were driving, the young people, the population growth here is huge and those below 20 are the majority,” Buhari said.
“And they don’t seem to care how you make it, but they want the leadership to provide jobs, to provide security and all other things that are expected of government.
KanyiDaild had reported that the president assigned portfolios to his 44 ministers on Wednesday.
Mohammed Mahmoud, who is from Kaduna, is now in charge of the ministry of environment, Zainab Ahmed, also from the state, is the minister of finance.
Sabo Nanono from Kano is minister of agriculture while Bashir Magashi is the minister of defence.
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