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We’ve 2019 election figures – Buhari

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Drones, CCTVs to recalibrate security architecture ..
Why ministers may not be inaugurated next week..

THE federal government has disclosed that figures showing the voting pattern of Nigerians at the last general elections are safe in its kitty.

President Muhammadu Buhari made this information available while responding to remarks by Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli, who had informed him of Itsekiri support for his candidacy during a courtesy call at State House in Abuja yesterday, adding that he was mindful of the role of infrastructural development in uplifting the people’s standard of living.

President Buhari used the event to reiterate his administration’s commitment to completing on-going projects as part of its economic policies that will impact positively on the lives of the people, assuring that no part of Nigeria will be excluded irrespective of party affliations.

Similarly, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday assured traditional rulers from South West geo-political zone that the security architecture will be restructured soon.

The president dropped this hint while receiving a delegation of Yoruba monarchs led by Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, to Presidential Villa for a closed-door meeting.

According to President Buhari, arrangements are underway to deploy drones and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras to bring security of lives and properties up all over the federation, especially South West, by round-the-clock surveillance and monitoring of forests and highways in the region.

The Ooni of Ife,  said: “We met with the number one citizen of the country,  he has listened to every of the issues we have been having in the South West and proffered solutions. Today the Inspector General of Police was present and the entire security architecture will be restructured; we are very happy about that.

Meanwhile, there are indications that Buhari may not inaugurate the newly confirmed ministerial nominees next week.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja yesterday.

According to him, President Buhari can only inaugurate the new cabinet only upon receipt of communication from National Assembly to  notify the screened and cleared nominees, promising that once this is done, a date will be fixed for their inauguration.

Enag also used the chat to clear the air on why President Buhari did not attach portfolios to ministerial nominee names, explaining that the Constitution did not oblige him to do so.

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