The Democratic People’s Congress (DPC) on Wednesday hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for the list of ministerial nominees he sent to the National Assembly on Tuesday.
In a statement in Abuja by its National Chairman, Mr Olusegun Peters, the DPC described the nominees as patriotic, credible and dynamic Nigerians qualified for ministerial positions.
“We believe the ministerial nominees are the dream team that will actualize President Buhari’s transformation agenda and fast tract the nation’s dwindling economy.
“It is statesmanship at its best”, the statement stated.
It said that Nigerians needed men and women of integrity “with exceptional passion to serve and direct the ship of the Nigeria state to the part of rectitude, progress, development and advancement”.
According to the statement, inept leadership has been the bane of the country’s socio-economic and political development.
“President Buhari’s dream team is a giant step towards economic emancipation and political salvation of our compatriots”, it added.
Mr. Peters noted that expectations of Nigerians and the international community from the ministerial nominees is high, and urged them to imbibe team spirit and eschew corruption, tribalism and nepotism.
It also urged the Senate to thoroughly screen the candidates to ensure that none of them had questionable character.
“President Buhari has zero tolerance for corruption and had assured the nation that his ministers will be people of impeccable character.
“The Senate has the onerous task to ensure they are free of corruption to avoid unnecessary scandal that will distract the Buhari administration as their failure will bring the nation into disrepute.
“We urge Nigerians to support the Federal Government in consolidating our frail democracy.
“Partisan politics should give way to patriotism in the quest at building a decent and prosperous democratic nation”, it stated.