Delta State former governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has expressed delight with the nomination of Festus Keyamo in the 43-man ministerial list, saying his nomination is a welcomed by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Also, Dr Uduaghan commended President Muhammadu Buhari for nominating Keyamo and transmitting the ministerial list record time and added that “he yielded to the masses’ pressure to name a cabinet before the Senate goes on long recess.”
Uduaghan in a statement by his media aide Monoyo Edon, said: “For us in Delta state, Festus Keyamo‘s appointment did not come as a surprise to us. Festus has distinguished himself and has shown capacity in his previous post as spokesperson of our Presidential Campaign Council. His appointment is very welcomed to the APC family in Delta state.
“Some of my brother former governors and other nominees that made the cut have something tangible to contribute to the ‘Next Level’ programme of Mr President. I know them and I am sure they can function creditably well with any portfolio given to them at the end of the day.
“President Buhari has, on several occasions, showed that he listens to the masses, whose mandate he holds so passionately. We are all happy that his cabinet would be named in a matter of days after the National Assembly successfully screens all of them.
“President Buhari is committed to the success and development of this country. We have seen that with the kind of persons he has chosen to serve with him in this government.”