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Speaker: There is a possibility of creating new ministeries – Femi Gbajabiamila

According to Femi Gbajabiamila, the president’s chief of staff, who spoke on Thursday in Abuja, the administration of President Bola Tinubu may develop new ministries from the ones it already has.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Gbajabiamila read the ministerial list before the National Assembly before submitting it, which was done today.

Mr. President plans to divide portfolios or reorganize the ministries so that you might learn about new ministries that weren’t previously standalone ministries. Thus, the procedure goes on.

Abubakar Momoh, Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, Ahmed Dangiwa, Hannatu Musawa, Chief Uche Nnaji, Dr. Betta Edu, Dr. Doris Aniche Uzoka, David Umahi, and Nyesom Wike are among the 28 nominees for minister.

Others are Badaru Abubakar, Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai, Ekperipe Ekpo, Nkeiruka Onyejocha, Olubunmi Tunji Ojo, Stella Okotette, Uju Kennedy Ohaneye, Mr Bello Muhammad Goronyo, Mr Dele Alake, and Mr Lateef Fagbemi.

The rest include Mr Muhammad Idris, Mr Olawale Edun, Mr Waheed Adebayo Adelabu, Mrs Iman Suleiman Ibrahim, Prof. Ali Pate, Prof. Joseph Utsev, Sen. Abubakar Kyari, Sen. John Enoh, and Sen. Sani Abubakar Danladi.

Gbajabiamila said that the nominees were chosen after undergoing strict personal screening by the President.

He said that a second part comprising 13 names would be sent to the assembly, adding that this was part of the process of having a cabinet for the administration.

’As you know he had 60 days from the time of inauguration, as stipulated in the constitution. He has fulfilled that requirement of the constitution by submitting 28 names today.

‘’As his letter stated, and was read on the floor of the Senate, the remaining names, not sure how many, probably about 12, maybe 13, will be forwarded to the Senate in the coming days.

‘’As far as the nominees themselves are concerned, and like I said, Mr President took his time to sift through those names,’’ he said.

The Chief of Staff said that the president decided to toe the line of tradition by not attaching portfolios of the nominees in the letter to the Senate in order to give room for reviews.

‘’Even while it may sound excellent, it forces the president to assign a specific individual to a particular office. If you later change your mind, what happens? Do you then rescreen the individual since the president has the right to do so?

For instance, suppose I choose someone for the position of Minister of Labor and then determine that they would be more suited for another position. And in the interim, the Senate has examined that individual for that specific initial portfolio.

“What transpires then? Are you now screening the individual again? Therefore, many of these things have benefits and drawbacks. said Gbajabiamila.

(NAN)

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