Presidency announces date for swearing in of new ministers

President Bola Tinubu is set to inaugurate the recently assigned ministers and their portfolios on Monday. The swearing-in ceremony will be held in the conference room of the State House at 10 am.

The Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) made this announcement in a statement on Wednesday.

According to William Bassey, the Director of Information in the SGF’s office, each minister is expected to bring two guests to the ceremony.

The presidency had previously released a list containing the names of the new ministers and their portfolios.

One notable appointment is Nyesom Wike as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Wike is the second southerner to hold this position after Ajose Adeogun in 1976.

Additionally, Gboyega Oyetola, the former governor of Osun, has been appointed as the Minister of Transportation.

The list also reveals that the North-West will have 10 ministers, while the North-East will have six ministers.

 The north-central and south-west have eight and nine ministers respectively, while south-east and south-south have five each.

According to the portfolios assigned by the president, Tinubu made Bosun Tijani the minister of communications, innovations and digital economy and Wale Edun the person heading the ministry of finance and coordinating minister of economy.

On July 27, Tinubu forwarded a list of 28 nominees to the senate for screening and confirmation.

Again, on August second, the president sent the list of the second batch of ministerial nominees to the senate for screening.

While the senate confirmed the nomination of 45 persons on the list, three nominees, including Nasir el-Rufai, former governor of Kaduna — Stella Okotete (Delta) and Danladi Abubakar (Taraba), were not confirmed due to issues relating to security clearance.

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