A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is bereft of the understanding of how a government should be run.
He also described the federal cabinet put together by Buhari as incompetent, saying the President is “sleeping on the job.”
“Government’s work is misunderstood even by the President. He doesn’t understand the nature of how to run a government,” Agbakoba told reporters in Lagos.
According to him, Buhari’s government is performing poorly because a number of his ministers do not have the required competence to handle the portfolios assigned to them.
Examples of such ministers, he said, are Geoffrey Onyeama, a lawyer, appointed as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Solid Minerals Development.
He said though Fayemi and Enyeama were brilliant men, they were round pegs in square holes.
“He (Buhari) needs to sack his entire cabinet because they have failed,” Agbakoba said.
The lawyer also highlighted the objectives of the National Intervention Movement, which was recently floated by him and others.
Agbakoba explained that since the floating of the movement was reported in the media last week, people had inundated him with phone calls, asking him whether it was a new political party and how they could join.
He, however, clarified that “NIM is not a political party but a pressure group to put the government on its toes.”