Appointment of ministers is regulated by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Hence, the President or the National Assembly cannot simply alter or vary the procedure and processes of appointment of ministers.
The president must appoint at least one minister from each state of the federation and such a person must be an indigene of such state. The constitution expects the composition of the government of the federation or any of its agencies and the conduct of its affairs to reflect the federal character of Nigeria, promote national unity and loyalty by ensuring no few states, tribes, sectional groups dominate government or its agencies.
My authorities are sections 14(3), 147(3),318 and 319 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.
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