- Nigerians are eager to see who the new president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will appoint in his cabinet to help him run the affairs of the country
- So far, President Tinubu has named some of his team members, which include Femi Gbagabiamila as Chief of staff and George Akume as Secretary to the Government of the Federation
- President Tinubu is expected to announce members of his cabinet within 60 days after he assumes office
The cabinet members will work with the president to guide the affairs of the country for the next four years.
He also appointed the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, as the Chief of Staff (CoS), and Senator Ibrahim Hadejia, a former deputy governor of Jigawa state, as the Deputy Chief of Staff.
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The president's camp had promised that he would make his full appointments within 60 days after his inauguration, The Guardian reported.
This aligns with a bill assented to by the former president, Muhammadu Buhari, which mandated the president and governors to submit the names of persons nominated as ministers or commissioners within 60 days of taking the oath of office for confirmation by the Senate or State House of Assembly, as reported by Daily Trust.
Although the confirmation of some of Tinubu's appointments will be subject to the confirmation of the National Assembly, some do not need this approval.
Some of them are highlighted below:
1. National Security Adviser
The Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) pulls together and encompasses different major professional capabilities, including those of the military, law enforcement, intelligence services, international relations, and financial controls, in addition to bilateral and multilateral engagements.
Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, is being touted for this role.
2. Special adviser on media and publicity to the president
A special adviser to the president is a supporting role in the executive arm of the government of Nigeria, whose duty is to assist the president of Nigeria in the performance of his functions.
The role is the official spokesperson of the president.
3. Senior special assistant on media and publicity
Anyone that occupies this role will play a strong role in promoting information sharing.
Garba Shehu, a former president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), held that role for 8 years.
Abdulaziz has already been seen around the president since his inauguration on Monday, May 29.
Confusion as report claims Bola Tinubu makes first set of appointments after inauguration
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that an article by Daily Trust on Monday, May 29 claimed President Tinubu has made his first set of appointments as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
According to the newspaper, the newly inaugurated president appointed Ambassador Kunle Adeleke as the State Chief of Protocol (SCOP).