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‘Old Boys’, 17 Others Make Tinubu’s Ministerial List

Former Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and three other ex-governors made President Bola Tinubu’s ministerial list read on the floor of the Senate on Thursday afternoon.

The three other ex-governors, Dave Umahi (Ebonyi); Nasir El Rufai (Kaduna); Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa).

Presidential spokesman, Dele Alake; acting National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Abubakar Kyari; Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Lateef Fagbemi; also made the list.

After a long wait by Nigerians, the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday, presented Tinubu’s ministerial list before the Senate.

Gbajabiamila, the immediate past Speaker of the House of the Representatives, presented the list to Senate President Godswill Akpabio at exactly 01:19pm.

Akpabio said the list was dated July 27, 2023 and titled, ‘Request For Confirmation Of Ministerial-Nominees.

Akpabio said additional nominations would be sent to the Senate in due course. He thereafter read the ministerial list with 28 nominees.

Tinubu’s first set of nominations was overshadowed by politicians including ex-governors, serving and former members of the Senate and House of Representatives.

Twenty-five per cent of the nominees are women while 75% are men. The women are Betta Edu, Doris Aniche Uzoka, Hannatu Musawa, Nkiru Onyeojiocha, Stella Okotete, Nkiru Onyeojiocha, Uju Kennedy Ohaneye, and Iman Suleiman Ibrahim.

Many analysts had attributed the slow take-off of the Muhammadu Buhari administration to his late announcement of ministers. Buhari, who handed over to Tinubu after eight years, unveiled his cabinet six months after his inauguration in 2015.

However, Tinubu transmitted his ministerial list to the National Assembly a day before the expiration of his 60-day constitutional deadline of July 28, 2023.

The Fifth Amendment to the 1999 Constitution mandates the President to transmit the names of his ministerial nominees to the National Assembly within 60 days of assumption of office.

See the full list of Tinubu’s ministerial list:

1. Abubakar Momoh

2. Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar

3. Arch. Ahmed Dangiwa

4. Barr. Hannatu Musawa

5. Chief Uche Nnaji

6. Dr. Betta Edu

7. Dr. Doris Aniche Uzoka

8. H.E. David Umahi

9. H.E. Nyesom Wike

10. H.E. Badaru Abubakar

11. H.E. Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai

12. Hon. Ekperipe Ekpo

13. Hon.Nkeiruka Onyejocha

14. Hon. Olubunmi Tunji Ojo

15. Hon. Stella Okotette

16. Hon. Uju Kennedy Ohaneye

17. Mr. Bello Muhammad Goronyo

18. Mr. Dele Alake

19. Mr. Lateef Fagbemi, SAN

20. Mr. Muhammad Idris

21. Mr. Olawale Edun

22. Mr. Waheed Adebayo Adelabu

23. Mrs Iman Suleiman Ibrahim

24. Professor Ali Pate

25. Professor Joseph Utsev

26. Senator Abubakar Kyari

27. Senator John Enoh

28. Senator Sani Abubakar Danladi.

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