Ex-IPAC chair, Chief Okereke hails President Buhari over ministerial portfolios

Chief Okereke


By Paul Efiong, Abuja

A former Presidential candidate in the 2003 and 2007 General Elections under the platform of African Liberation Party (ALP) Chief Osita Emmanuel Okereke (OON) has Congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari over a successful inauguration of ministers.

Speaking in an interview with 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 round holes.”

He stressed that the ministers should hit the ground running to bring fresh air into their respective ministries for the general benefit of Nigerians at all levels.

According to him it is time for the nation to benefit from their large capacity to perform which all of them had demonstrated at various different levels.

He explained that the current crops 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 inter-agency collaboration and synergy is promoted at all cost for the purpose of mitigating rivalry at all levels.

“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 maintaining that nobody has monopoly of knowledge.

Chief Okereke 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.

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