Buhari tells Nigeria to be patient about cabinet

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 01, 2015 2:23 AM

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday he had submitted a list of cabinet members to parliament for approval but asked his countrymen, who have waited four months for news of the appointments, to continue to be patient.

"Impatience is not a virtue," Buhari, who took office on May 29, said in a televised speech on Independence Day. "The first set of names for ministerial nominees has been sent to the Senate. Subsequent lists will be forwarded in due course."

He gave no names.

(Reporting by Ulf Laessing and Alexis Akwagyiram; Editing by Ed Cropley)