- The newly appointed ministers that will work under President Bola Tinubu’s government, will be assumed office on Monday, August 21
- The 45 ministers whose portfolios were announced on Wednesday night, August 16, 2023, will be officially sworn in by President Tinubu, a statement by the presidency confirmed
- The secretary to the government of the federation, George Akume hinted that the ministers-designate are expected to come with two guests each during their swearing-in ceremony
State House, Abuja – President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will on Monday, August 21, swear in the newly appointed ministers at the State House Conference Centre, Aso Villa, Abuja by 10:00 am, presidency affirmed.
Presidency speaks on ministers-designate swearing-in ceremony
The secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Dr George Akume, made this disclosure on Wednesday night, August 16, 2023, in a statement, Daily Trust reported.
Legit.ng reported earlier that President Tinubu on Wednesday, formally assigned portfolios to the ministers, recently cleared by the Nigerian Senate.
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The former Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike was made minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Ex-Ebonyi state Governor, Dave Umahi was named minister of works while Festus Keyamo was appointed as the aviation minister.
“Honourable Ministers to be sworn-in are expected to come with two guests each. All Honourable Ministers and invited guests are to be seated by 9:00am,” Akume said in the statement signed by Mr Willie Bassey, Director, Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), TVC News report added.
Shehu Sani reacts as Tinubu appoints Matawalle as defence state minister
The former senator of Kaduna Central District, Shehu Sani, has expressed deep concern as President Bola Ahmed Tinubu appointed the former governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle as the minister of state defence.
Sani in a post shared on his Twitter page on Wednesday night, August 16, wondered why a retired Military officer was not appointed as the defence minister with the current security challenges Nigeria is faced with.
Political analyst reveals alleged reason Atiku visited Kwankwaso
In another report, political analyst and convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, has revealed the reason why the 2023 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, visited his counterpart of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
The former Kano state governor, Kwakwaso, announced Atiku’s visit via his Twitter page earlier.
Adeyanju said Atiku visited Kwankwaso because he was told that the Presidential Elections Petition Tribunal (PEPT) would declare for a rerun between him and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress (APC).