The Senate announced today that President Bola Tinubu will unveil his long-awaited list of ministerial nominees within the next 48 hours. They also revealed that the President has chosen to remain in seclusion during this period to ensure the absence of any external influence in his decision-making process.
Urging the nation to pray for President Tinubu, the Senate hopes that he will make the right choices within the next 24 hours, resulting in a list of ministers that will be widely accepted and embraced by Nigerians.
According to Senate Leader Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, who shared this information during a recent event in Abuja, a crucial correspondence is expected to reach the Senate within the next 48 hours. Senator Bamidele called for support and prayers from the Nigerian people to enable President Tinubu to make informed and unbiased decisions that will resonate positively with the citizens.
As per the constitutional mandate, President Tinubu has until July 28 to submit his ministerial nominees to the Senate for screening and confirmation. The constitution stipulates that these nominations should be made within 60 days of the President’s inauguration.
Additionally, the President is required to appoint at least one minister from each of the 36 states of the Federation, and not less than ten percent of the appointed ministers must be women.
Meanwhile, during the same event, the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, highlighted the challenges faced by governors in Nigeria when dealing with their successors. He praised Senator Bamidele’s loyalty to President Tinubu over the years and commended him as an exemplary leader.