All 36 ministers in President Buhari's cabinet will be having their convoys and aides cut down. One of the ministers-designate, Chris Ngige stated this while speaking to newsmen at the end of the ministerial retreat in Abuja yesterday November 6th.
"Yes, we shall operate a lean economy because we are going to block areas of leakages, retinue of aides, protocol staff, large convoys of cars are things that will not fly in this administration" he saidReacting to President Buhari's position that some ministers will not be assigned portfolio's in his cabinet, Ngige said
"If you have portfolio, if you don’t have portfolio, it is one single federal executive council. You bring whatever it is on the table. That is not a problem at all. We have the right to discuss things around the ministries because it is one single cabinet. The important thing is that we want to move our people from where they are now; they are in abject poverty, which concerns about 75 percent of the populace. So, we need to actually restructure the political and social moment of the country and that is what we are going to do. That means poverty will reduce.”he said