In the year of 2015 we touched on a number of some hard hitting current affairs. From wars to recession, from elections and new leaders, from the fluctuation of different currencies and a whole lot of other politically related issues. As the year draws to an end we re-cap and round up some of the topics discussed. One such issue is the New Nigerian president elect Muhamadu Buhari and his newly elected cabinet.
For months, Nigeria was without a government while President Muhammadu Buhari personally vetted his ministerial appointments as part of an election promise to combat corruption. Now with the cabinet in place, he must bolster an economy hammered by falling oil prices and tackle the Boko Haram insurgency in the north-east. Mr Buhari has promised a slimmer and more efficient administration with huge investments in agriculture to create jobs and drive economic growth. Many Nigerians see him as a rare politician who can help transform the West African state by unleashing its full economic potential – managing those expectations could well prove his biggest challenge. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has described the appointment of his 36-member new cabinet as a milestone. He defended the lengthy delay in making ministerial appointments, saying he needed to put “round pegs in round holes”.
Yvonne Katsande spoke to the APC Senior member in South Africa Mr. Abbey Oguntuase, and here is what he had to say.