- Some politicians have in the past been nominated by the president but did not eventually become a minister
- The incident happened between 1999 and 2007 when Olusegun Obasanjo was Nigeria's president
- Some of them were nominated by then President Obasanjo but rejected by the Senate, while one of them passed the Senate screening but rejected the offer after discovering his portfolio
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FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu's ministerial list is expected to be announced on or before July 27, when he will be 60 days in office as stated in the constitution.
When the names of the nominees are finally forwarded to the Senate, the appointees are expected to be cleared and inaugurated into the cabinet of President Tinubu.
However, some politicians in the past have been nominated by the President, and they did not eventually become a minister of the federal republic of Nigeria.
The politicians in this category are listed below:
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Ambassador Bayo Yusuf
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo nominated the Ondo-born politician but could not pass the Senate screening when he failed to give the full meaning of Obasanjo's NEEDS.
Yusuf was asked to give the full meaning of NEEDS (i.e. National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy), the title of the then federal government's economic policy document.
Udoma Udo Udoma
The Akwa Ibom senator was nominated by Obasanjo to become a minister and passed the screening at the Senate but did not eventually become a minister.
He turned down the offer on the swearing-in day, after then-President Obasanjo announced his portfolio. He was given junior minister, a minister of state for the environment.
The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) earlier rejected him, adding that his nomination did not reflect the interest of the state chapter.
Ministerial list: Tinubu has until Friday to unveil names of nominees
Legit.ng earlier reported that the deadline for President Bola Tinubu to unveil and forward the names of his ministerial nominees to the Senate is Friday.
Section 42 of the constitution provided that the president and governors must provide names of their ministers and commissioners within their first 60 days in office.
On Friday, President Tinubu, who was sworn in on Monday, May 29, will mark his 60 days in office as the number one citizen of Nigeria.