In an interview with AFP on the sidelines of the African Union summit in Johannesburg, Buhari addressed concerns he had not yet appointed a cabinet more than two weeks after he came to power following his victory in March polls.
“I don’t know why people are so anxious to have ministers, but eventually we will have,” he said.
Buhari said that audits were currently being carried out in various government departments — and the finance and petroleum ministries in particular — to try and establish what situation they were left in by the previous administration.
“I am not in a hurry to get ministers,” he said.
“I want to get ministers after at least I have seen this report, so that I don’t have to appoint a minister today and sack him next week,” he said.