- President Bola Tinubu Monday, August 21, swore in 45 ministers who were earlier cleared by the senate
- The inauguration was held at the State House Conference Center, Abuja, with several chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and supporters present
- The oath of office was administered by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Olukayode Ariwoola
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The swearing-in process was carried out in seven separate batches, each consisting of several ministers, Dada Olusegun, the Special Assistant to the president on social media noted.
Reactions as Tinubu swears in ministers
Some Nigerians have reacted to the ministerial inauguration.
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Legit.ng captures some comments below:
@AderonkeW commented via Twitter (also known as X):
"May God keep and bless President Tinubu for us. Congratulations to all the ministers."
@oshasavage mockingly wrote on Twitter:
"Where is Peter Obi venue for early appointed Internet ministers."
Abubakar Ladan commented on social media:
Abdullahi Umar Zarma said:
"I wish them all the best in their respective portfolios."
Rufus Usman commented:
"These people (ministers) we surely fix Nigeria. God will support them to lead us to our promised land in Jesus' mighty name amen. By God's grace, we will continue to support you as we pray for our beloved country daily."
Wike as FCT minister
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that Governor Ahmad Fintiri of Adamawa state congratulated the immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, on his appointment as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Wike is among the 45 confirmed ministers-designate being sworn into office officially by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday, August 21, 2023, at the Conference Centre of the State House, Abuja.
Tinubu's cabinet: Senator, rep member resign
Legit.ng also reported that the deputy Senate majority leader, Senator Dave Umahi, resigned from the Senate following his appointment as the Minister of Works.
Umahi, in his first stint as a lawmaker, was elected into the red chambers in the last general elections to represent the Ebonyi South senatorial district.