Top 5 Nigerian Ministers on the hot seat
Perhaps one of the more celebrated appointments by most outside the opposition, Fashola had the daunting task of overseeing what used to be three separate cabinet positions. The recent past governor of Lagos was beloved by most Lagosians which considered him one of the most productive governors the state had seen. Several months later and as the dark and powerless days have tarried, some are asking if Fashola is the man for the job or if he underestimated the daunting task of combing the three cabinet positions. Whatever goodwill Fashola came into office with has evaporated and inaction for much longer could lead to people calling for his sack. Power generation or lack thereof is only secondary in angst to one current debilitating issue Nigerians are facing right now and comment by Fashola critical of the past administration prior his accepting the job are doing him no favors.
While the chances of the Nigerian minister on the hottest seat losing his job is zilch, the fact remains that for the current situation regarding oil supply is untenable. PMB insisted to carrying out the functions of this office primarily because it’s easily the most corruptible office to hold in the Federal Government and also because he has some experience in the position before. That said, the many failings of past Ministers of Petroleum don’t appear to have escaped him i.e. lack of consistent fuel supply to the masses. Other issues include subsidy removal or not (and the potential fallout), the lack of fully functioning or efficient refineries and pipeline vandalism amongst many more. Many have called for the President to divest himself from this position but for now he remains the Nigerian minister on the hottest seat.
PS: Please note that the assessment on PMB wasn’t encompassing his job as President but solely his performance as Minister of Petroleum. So no comments were made about his travels, the current state of security around the country or anything else.
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