In defilement of widespread belief, the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA, has asserted that it is a bad idea for President Muhammadu Buhari to take up the position of Petroleum Minister.
The association argued that the President would, by so doing, distract and overload himself with excess workload, which will not “give him the required space and work time to be able to administer facets of the economy and policies.”
National Vice President of NACCIMA, Mr. Billy Harry, who disclosed this to Vanguard in an interview in Abuja, said that the President already had too much work to do to now saddle himself with a ministerial appointment.
According to him, “We have so many more issues other oil. Agriculture alone can swallow everything that oil is doing.”
“Agriculture alone can give us over 500 per cent of income stream of what oil is doing. So, does it mean that if he wants to curb corruption in that sector, he has to also be minister of agriculture?
“The President has to be very focused on job of supervising the entire economy as a polity. I don’t think I will advise him to saddle himself with additional responsibility,” Harry stated.
Source: Daily Post