In an official announcement on Thursday in Abuja, Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief of Staff to President Bola Tinubu, revealed that the administration is considering the creation of new ministries and restructuring of existing ones.
The ministerial list, comprising 28 nominees, was submitted to the National Assembly by Gbajabiamila and read by Senate President Godswill Akpabio.
“Mr. President intends to separate portfolios or restructure the ministries in a way that might lead to the establishment of new ministries, previously not standalone entities. The process is ongoing,” said Gbajabiamila.
The list of minister-nominees includes prominent figures such as Abubakar Momoh, Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, Ahmed Dangiwa, Hannatu Musawa, Chief Uche Nnaji, Dr. Betta Edu, Dr. Doris Aniche Uzoka, David Umahi, and Nyesom Wike, among others.
Gbajabiamila clarified that the nominees underwent rigorous personal screening by President Tinubu before being selected. He also mentioned that a second part of the list, comprising approximately 13 names, would be sent to the assembly to complete the cabinet formation process.
One notable decision made by President Tinubu was to abstain from attaching specific portfolios to the nominees’ names in the letter to the Senate. This approach allows for flexibility in assigning roles and potential adjustments if needed.
“While this decision allows for review and evaluation, it also avoids locking in individuals to specific offices, especially in case of potential portfolio changes. The President values the liberty to adjust his choices if necessary,” explained Gbajabiamila.
The President’s move to reorganize ministries and nominate individuals for key positions has generated interest and discussions across Nigeria. Citizens are closely watching this development, hoping for reforms that will lead to improved governance and address pressing national challenges.
In related news, Nigerians have been calling for essential reforms as President Tinubu proceeds with the ministerial appointments. The public eagerly anticipates the implementation of policies to address issues like food security and economic stability.
Additionally, reports suggest that APC chieftains Adamu and Omisore met with President Tinubu in an effort to foster reconciliation within the party.
As the second part of the ministerial list is yet to be submitted, the nation awaits further updates on the composition of President Tinubu’s cabinet. The President remains committed to fulfilling constitutional requirements and making thoughtful selections to drive the nation forward.