President Ahmed Bola Tinubu is yet to appoint his cabinet members after over forty days in office
It is a requirement by the constitution for a president to name his cabinet members within sixty days after swearing-in to the Senate for confirmation.
However it rumored that there been worry in the federal parliament on the awaiting ministerial list over the delay. It was gathered that the president has forwarded the ministerial list to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Department of State Services(DSS), and other security agencies were for vetting for prospective ministers. It was also gathered that the list would be out in no time.
In his advice to the president, the former Chief of Staff to the former Imo Gov. Rochas Okorocha, Mr. Uche Nwosu, advised that his ministerial list should be made up of sixty percent of technocrats from the private sector and forty percent of politicians.
He said, “What I expect from Mr. President is to ensure the nominees are people that have competence, character, patriotic, with no atom of nepotism.”
Nwosu added that, “We believe that we would have ministers who will represent Nigeria and not ministers who are coming to say they are ministers representing their states.”
He added that, “We have a lot of competent Nigerians residing in Nigeria that can do the work of a minister in different fields and there is nothing wrong in having a former governor occupy a ministerial post if he has done well. “I don’t see anything wrong in that, and also if Mr. President wishes to add people in the Diaspora to his ministerial list, there is nothing wrong in that also.”