Daniel Bwala, a Nigerian legal practitioner and former APC leadership member, has expressed doubts about President Bola Tinubu’s cabinet’s effectiveness.
Bwala stated his objections in an interview with Channels TV, claiming that a substantial number of the nominated ministers’ positions are based on political considerations rather than their competence to manage.
He pointed out that numerous ministers in the government have a history of treachery.
Bwala emphasized the political nature of the cabinet’s makeup by claiming that political factors predominately influence the number of ministers and the inclusion of governors. He candidly conveyed his limited anticipation for substantial performance, estimating that the cabinet’s ability to deliver results might not surpass 15%.
He went on to elaborate, asserting that the cabinet consists of individuals who have previously displayed tendencies towards betrayal. He cited an instance of a governor who, despite having substantial resources at their disposal, failed to effect significant change within their state.
This governor exercised considerable control over both the legislative and judicial branches of government, allowing them to make executive decisions without facing any substantial challenges or inquiries.
Daniel Bwala’s remarks underscore a prevailing sentiment regarding the appointment of ministers and officials based on political affiliations rather than merit. His interview portrays a sobering perspective on the expectations for effective governance within the current administration, reflecting concerns about the potential implications of prioritizing political considerations over qualifications and performance.