Fayemi, Soludo Make Buhari’s Ministerial List…Hold Meeting With President’s Chief Of Staff
There are strong indications that former governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi and a former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo, may top the list of those who will be unveiled before the end of this month as ministerial nominees.
The two men were sighted yesterday at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa signing the visitor’s book on their way to the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, ?Mr Abba Kyari. Multiple sources told iReports-ng.com that the duo were asked to drop copies of their CV with Mr Kyari.
Their visit came at a time the President was concluding work on the list of ministerial nominees he would be sending to the National Assembly before month end. Soludo who wore a cream- colored kaftan was the first to enter the Chief of Staff’s office around 5:30pm local time.
Soludo served as CBN governor under the administrations of Olusegun Obasanjo and Umar Yar’Adua. He had during a recent interview with an online medium declared that he was not interested to work for Buhari’s government.
Soludo was quite critical of the financial management of the economy by the Jonathan administration, accusing it of supervising the leakage of N30 trillion from the system. He also engaged in a war of words with former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala who expressed reservations over Soludo’s criticism of the Jonathan administration.
Fayemi who wore a dark – colored kaftan with a cap to match also entered the Chief of Staff’s office about 30 minutes after Soludo. The two men waited to be cleared by the Chief of Staff who was in the President’s office when they entered the State House.