Former federal lawmaker, Shehu Sani has alleged that the position of ‘Minister of State’ was invented to settle people with ministerial appointments.
In a post via his verified Twitter handle on Friday, Sani claimed the country has only twenty ministries.
However, the social critic advocated cutting the cost of governance by reducing the number of ministers.
He wrote, “When the country has only 20 ministries and the President has to settle 43 people with Ministerial appointments, the ‘Minister of State’ was invented. Cutting the cost of Governance should begin with cutting the number of ministers.”