Group Files Suit To Stop Buhari From Inaugurating Ministers

Nigerian youths under the aegis of Youth Concerns Realisation Initiative (YCRI) have filed a suit, asking the court to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating ministers.

The Punch reports that the members of the group are protesting against the non-inclusion of youths among the 36 ministers.

Speaking with journalist on Monday, November 2, in Abuja, Blessing Luka, the media officer of the initiative, regretted that the Buhari-led administration does not intend to give Nigerian youths a chance.

According to her, politicians has formed the habit of using youths during elections and dumping them afterwards.

“We at YCRI have filed an action in suit No FHC/ABJ/773/2015. We expected to see youths among the president’s 36 nominees sent to the Senate but we were disappointed to see no youth in the list.

“For this reason, we have gone to court to ask for an injunction to restrain the president from inaugurating them until they give the youths a sense of belonging.

“This matter was filed on Friday October 30, 2015. What we are simply asking is that they (ministers-designate) should not be inaugurated or assigned portfolios,” the statement read.

The media officer insisted that youths who form the bulk of Nigeria’s population should be involved into the decision-making process.

Meanwhile, the Democratic People’s Congress has called on President Buhari to immediately swear in his ministers as Nigerians can’t wait longer.

According to Olusegun Peters, the party’s national chairman, incoming ministers should imbibe team spirit in carrying out their constitutional duties.

Speaking abut the inauguration of ministers-designate, Femi Adesina, the president’s special adviser on media, said that it would “likely be this week.”

 “When the president is ready to swear in the ministers, he will say so and allocate portfolios,” the aide said.