President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday expressed confidence that his successor would emerge from his cabinet.
Buhari stated this in Abuja on Friday when he bade farewell to departing members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
According to Buhari, a significant number of them have been sufficiently equipped to aspire to higher elective offices, including the Office of the President.
Speaking at a valedictory session for appointees leaving the cabinet to pursue political ambitions, the President said:
I have no doubt that if the next President emerges from among former members of this cabinet, like any other aspirant, ample competence and outstanding service delivery would be on display.
This will be part of our legacies to Nigerians.
I note that some have complied while others are in the process of doing so.
I would like to use this opportunity to commend your decision and courage to contest for elective offices and your compliance with my directive.
I also wish to thank you for your invaluable services to this nation through your contributions as Cabinet members.
I wish you success in the upcoming elections and in your future endeavours, he said.