President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Aburi, Ghana, reiterated his promise of forming his cabinet by appointing Ministers before the end of September.
Buhari gave the assurance at a joint press conference with his host, President John Dramani Mahama after bilateral talks at the Peduase Lodge, used by the President to host guests.
“After I was sworn-in, I said I will have my cabinet in September. I expect that Nigerians should ask me questions after the 30th of September if I do not do so,” he said.
Responding to questions on the declaration of his assets, President Buhari also stated he has had to declare his assets 4 times since 1975.
“I recall that in 1975 when late Murtala Mohammed became the Head of State, we were lined up in the corridor – governors, ministers, members of the Supreme Military Council – and officials of Ministry of Justice were brought and every individual was made to declare his assets.
“So right now, all heads of state and government, governors, ministers, permanent secretaries will have to declare their assets because it is a constitutional requirement,” President Buhari said.
Aburi, Ghana where the press conference held is very popular in Nigeria because of the Aburi Accord which was reached in 1967 at a meeting attended by delegates of both the Federal Government of Nigeria (The supreme Military Council) and the Eastern delegates, led by the Eastern Region’s leader Colonel Ojukwu. The meeting was billed to be the last chance of preventing the Biafra war. The meeting was held between 4 and 5 January 1967.