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Buhari to bring more people into FEC ‘now that economy is improving’

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will expand the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and make appointments into other boards of government agencies, now that the economy has started improving.

He said this on Tuesday during the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress.

Buhari said he decided to have a slim cabinet in order to avoid wastage of resources.

“We will expand the Federal Executive Council to bring in more people and fresh ideas, for the ultimate benefit of the people of Nigeria,” Buhari was quoted as saying at the meeting.

“Last year I said we would re-constitute the Boards of Parastatals. I must regret the fact that we have not done so, for many reasons.

“Some of us in this meeting may know I had given instructions since October 2015 for this exercise to start. But there have been inordinate delays through several Committees in an attempt to get the balance right and to make sure all parts of the country are equitably represented.

“On the other hand, I am keenly aware that our supporters are very eager for these appointments to be announced.

“By the Grace of God, these appointments will be announced soon. Especially now that the economy is improving, we will have the resources to cater for the appointees.”

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