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Full List: 6 Former Governors Reportedly Set to Feature in President Bola Tinubu’s Cabinet





Nigerians are in for a few surprises as President Bola Ahmed Tinubu unveils his new cabinet soon



The president has only 18 days left out of the 60 allowed by the constitution for him to send his list of ministers to the senate


President Tinubu’s cabinet will consist of 42 federal ministers and 20 special advisers (SAs), according to a new report


FCT, Abuja – At least, five former governors will feature in President Bola Tinubu’s list of nominees that is heading to the senate for approval between now and next week.


President Tinubu will have nominees drawn from the two main political parties: the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Several technocrats are also projected to make Tinubu’s ministerial list, The Guardian said in a report published on Monday, July 10.


Tinubu’s ministerial list: The wait continues

The new cabinet, as gathered, will consist of 42 ministers and 20 special advisers (SAs).


Some of the governors that might have been penciled down to be part of the final list to be submitted to the senate included the immediate past governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai.


Others are former governors Muhammad Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa), Abubakar Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), and Nyesom Wike (Rivers).


It was also gathered that former governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, is being considered for a Foreign Affairs minister role. He had served in the last administration as minister of Mines and Steel.



Last week, Dele Alake, the Special Adviser, Special Duties, Communications and Strategy, said President Tinubu will reveal his ministerial nominees when ready.


Per The Cable, Alake stated that Tinubu would make the list of nominees known in line with the Nigerian constitution, and at his own pace.



He had said:

“He decides when it’s fit and proper for him to make his cabinet list.


“When the President is good and ready, you will be the first to know about his intentions.”


List of former governors report claims will most likely feature in President Bola Tinubu’s ministerial nominees


Nasir El-Rufai, former governor of Kaduna state

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, former governor of Kano state

Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, former governor of Kebbi state

Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, former governor of Jigawa state

Nyesom Wike, former governor of Rivers state

Kayode Fayemi, former governor of Ekiti state




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