The three ministers of Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet allegedly have privileged access to the president in Aso Rock.
The Signal reports that Babatunde Fashola, Lt. General Abdulrahman Dambazzau and Rotimi Amaechi are the privileged trio who barely enjoy access to Buhari.
It seems that the president’s style of governance has built a wall around him, keeping the citizen number one closely shielded from his ministers and other top government officials.
1. Babtunde Fashola
Fashola is presiding over the three ministries of Works, Housing and Power.
He was strongly criticized before his appointment by the president as minister for spending N78 million on the design of his personal website while serving as governor of Lagos state.
2. Rotimi Amaechi
Rotimi Amaechi, who is currently the minister of transportation, was a governor of Rivers state.
The ex-governor was indicted for by a Rivers State Judicial Panel of Enquiry. His screening at the Senate was postponed because the Senate committee on ethics, privileges, and public petitions was unable to submit a completed report on the outstanding petitions against Amaechi.
He was also close to Buhari during the presidential election as he served as the director-general of campaign.
3. Abdulrahman Dambazau
Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau is in charge of the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Civil Defence Corps. He was resigned as Chief of Army Staff during the immediate past government of Goodluck Jonathan reportedly for his alleged role in the secret entry of the late president Umaru Yar’Adua to the country in February 2010.
Amaechi, Fashola, Dambazau are often seen with President Buhari. He took them to accompany him to many of his official foreign trips.
Before appointing his cabinet Buhari shocked the world and Nigerians when he announced during a state visit to France that ministers do nothing but make a lot of noise.