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Wike, El-Rufai, Umahi, 25 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 nomination was overshadowed by politicians including ex-governors, serving and former members of the Senate and House of Representatives.

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 upon 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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