List of Cabinet Appointments Tinubu Can Make Without National Assembly Confirmation

List of Cabinet Appointments Tinubu Can Make Without National Assembly Confirmation

  • 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

FCT, Abuja - Nigerians are anxious to see the list of cabinet members of President Bola Tinubu.

The cabinet members will work with the president to guide the affairs of the country for the next four years.

Tinubu/Tinubu news/Tinubu news today/Latest Tinubu news
President Bola Tinubu has appointed some people and is expected to announce more soon. Photo credits: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz
Source: Facebook

So far, President Tinubu has announced former Benue state governor, Senator George Akume, as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

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.

PAY ATTENTION: Share your outstanding story with our editors! Please reach us through!

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.

The last person to occupy that position was Femi Adesina.

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.

Tinubu's loyalists like Bayo Onanuga and Tunde Rahman, and former deputy-general editor of Daily Trust Newspaper, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, are tipped for the role.

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, 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).


Online view pixel