As Nigerians continue to anticipate the caliber of persons that will make the ministerial list of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, there are speculations that about five past governors are included in the list.
Overtnews had earlier reported that the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have received the list for screening before it will be forwarded to the Senate for confirmation.
According to reports, the much awaited list called the ‘cabinet of (political) unity’, will have nominees drawn from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC),Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and many technocrats.
The president’s hands of fellowship across party lines has already elicited contests and intrigues in political camps over choice of suitable representatives in some of the key states.
According to The Guardian, the list will not be different from what the former President Muhammadu Buhari had, but with major realignments in portfolios.
The President has about 28 days for him to send his list of Ministers to the Senate for screening.
Yesterday, it was learnt that a 42-member cabinet is being expected because “each state is constitutionally mandated to have a representative at the cabinet and as it was done by the last administration, each of the six geological zones will also have members in the unity government.”
The new cabinet, as gathered, will consist of 42 Ministers and 20 Special Advisers.
Some of the remarkable difference from the last administration would be the likely abrogation of Ministers of State.
Also, SAs will contribute to discussions at the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meetings.
Also being anticipated is the unbundling of some large ministries into two or three to create enough portfolios for cabinet members.
Some of the ministries to be touched include Works and Housing, Agriculture and Rural Development,
Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development and Youths and Sports.