President Tinubu’s Ministerial Nomination List and Possible Creation of New Ministries

FG says new ministries may be created as Tinubu submits ministerial list to National Assembly
President Tinubus Ministerial Nomination List and Possible Creation of New

Following President Bola Tinubu’s submission of his ministerial nomination list to the National Assembly, the Federal Government has announced that it may create new ministries from existing ones. Femi Gbajabiamila, the Chief of Staff to President Tinubu, explained that the President has fulfilled his constitutional obligation by presenting a list of 28 nominees for ministerial appointments. The portfolios of the nominees were not included in the letter to the Senate to allow for possible changes. Gbajabiamila also mentioned that a list of about 13 additional nominations will be forwarded to the House in the future. He also discussed the potential for restructuring ministries.
 

After President Bola Tinubu submitted his administration’s ministerial nomination list to the National Assembly on Thursday, the Federal Government (FG) announced that it may create new ministries from the existing ones.

Femi Gbajabiamila, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives and Chief of Staff to President Bola Tinubu, shared this information with reporters in Abuja on Thursday after the ministerial list was submitted and read by the Senate President of the 10th Assembly, Godswill Akpabio.

Gbajabiamila emphasized the President’s involvement in the selection process of the shortlisted nominees for ministerial appointments, stating that President Tinubu diligently fulfilled his constitutional obligation by presenting a list of 28 nominees within the 60-day timeframe after his inauguration. The portfolios of the nominees were not included in the letter to the Senate to allow for reviews.

The chief of staff also mentioned that another list of approximately 13 nominations will be forwarded to the house in the future, as part of the process of forming a cabinet for the administration.

The first list of 28 minister-nominees includes Abubakar Momoh, Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, Ahmed Dangiwa, Hannatu Musawa, Chief Uche Nnaji, Dr Betta Edu, Dr Doris Aniche Uzoka, David Umahi, and former Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.

Other nominees are Badaru Abubakar, Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai, Ekperipe Ekpo, Nkeiruka Onyejocha, Olubunmi Tunji Ojo, Stella Okotette, Uju Kennedy Ohaneye, Mr Bello Muhammad Goronyo, Mr Dele Alake, and Mr Lateef Fagbemi.

Also included in the list are Mr Muhammad Idris, Mr Olawale Edun, Mr Waheed Adebayo Adelabu, Mrs Iman Suleiman Ibrahim, Prof. Ali Pate, Prof. Joseph Utsev, Sen. Abubakar Kyari, Sen. John Enoh, and Sen. Sani Abubakar Danladi.

Gbajabiamila mentioned that President Tinubu intends to separate portfolios or restructure the ministries, potentially leading to the creation of new ministries. He added that the process is ongoing.

Regarding the ministerial nomination list already submitted to the Senate, Gbajabiamila explained that President Tinubu took his time to review the names. He also highlighted the limitations of pigeonholing a person into a specific office and the potential need for re-screening if changes are made.

 

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