Ministerial List: States of Origin of President Tinubu’s 19 Nominees Revealed
- The Chief of Staff to President, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday, August 2nd, submitted President Bola Tinubu’s supplementary ministerial list to the Senate
- The list read by the president of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio has five governors, former Senators and House of Representatives members
- The list is a completion of the remaining eleven states that have not been allowed a ministerial slot
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday, August 2nd, transmitted to the Senate the second list of 19 ministerial nominees to the Senate for screening and confirmation.
State of Origin of Tinubu’s 19 ministerial nominees emerge
The state of origin of those listed as ministerial nominees as shared by the president’s aide includes;
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- Abdullahi Tijjani Gwarzo – (Kano)
2. HE Simon Lalong – (Plateau)
3. HE Bello Matawwalle – Zamfara
4. Tunji Alausa – Lagos
5. HE Adegboyega Oyetola – Osun
6. Uba Maigari Ahmadu – Taraba
7. Lola Ade John – Lagos
8. Dr. Ishak Salako – Ogun
9. Sen. Heineken Lolokpobri – Bayelsa
10. Dr Yusuf Tanko Sununu – Kebbi
11. Prof. Tahir Mamman – Adamawa
12. Zaphaniah Bitrus Jisalo – FCT
13. Sen. Ibrahim Geidam – Yobe
14. Dr. Bosun Tijjani – Ogun
15. Dr. Maryam Shetti – Kano
16. Shuaibu Abubakar Audu – Kogi
17. Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi – Niger
18. HE Atiku Bagudu – Kebbi
19. Senator Alkali Ahmed Saidu – Gombe
Drama as senator asks President Tinubu’s ministerial nominee to recite 2nd stanza of national anthem
Senate President, Godswill Akpabio is expected to unveil the additional nominees of the President after the screening of the 28 nominees in the first batch.
Senate Minority Leader, Simon Mwadkwom, asked Dele Alake, a ministerial nominee of President Bola Tinubu to recite the second stanza of the national anthem during the ongoing screening at the Senate.
Mwadkwom said Alake, who will be the image maker if appointed as information minister by President Tinubu should be conversant with Nigeria’s national anthem.
Wike, other emerging political godfathers under Tinubu’s ministerial list
Legit.ng earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu forwarded the names of 28 ministerial nominees to the Senate on Thursday, July 27, for screening.
The Red Chamber subsequently suspended its annual recess and commenced screening the ministerial nominees.
However, some of the nominees by President Tinubu can be considered political godfathers in their respective states.