Osinbajo likely to reshuffle cabinet after swearing in new ministers

Osinbajo likely to reshuffle cabinet after swearing in new ministers

- Acting President Osinbajo is set to inaugurate the two new ministers approved by the Senate

- One of the minister is from Kogi while the other is from Gombe state

- There are reports that the acting president plans to reshuffle the cabinet

There are reports that the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will today, Wednesday, July 26, swear in the two minister-designate confirmed by the Senate on May 3.

The ministers are Stephen Ocheni from Kogi state and Suleiman Hassan from Gombe state.

According to a report by Punch, a Presidency source said: “It is very likely that the inauguration will hold tomorrow (Wednesday) but there are still some confirmations to be made on the matter."

Ocheni will take over the seat of late former minister of state for labour, James Ocholi; while Hassan is to replace Amina Mohammed who resigned as minister of environment to become the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General.

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However, there are whispers that the inauguration of the two ministers has been delayed because the acting president is considering a minor cabinet reshuffle.

Recall that the acting president had told State House correspondents after returning from London where he visited President Buhari that the two ministers-designate would soon be inaugurated.

Osinbajo however said he and the president did not discuss the inauguration of the ministers.

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Meanwhile, the 1999 Nigerian constitution is about to receive a huge face-lift. On Tuesday, July 25, the Senate received a 33-item report on the fourth alteration of the constitution.

The report which calls for huge changes in the constitution was presented by the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu.

One major change being proposed is the alteration bill which seems to be in tandem with the “not too young to run” movement in Nigeria, seeking improved access for the Nigerian youth in government.

The bill now proposes 35 as the minimum age for the office of the President and being elected to the Senate; and 25 for the House of Representatives.

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