Senate Leader, Opeyemi Bamidele on Tuesday confirmed that President Bola Tinubu is working on his ministerial list in order to submit it to the Senate on Thursday.
The Senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District revealed this at the launch of a book he authored to mark his 60th birthday titled: “Leadership Through Communication” (Volumes 1and 2).
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that he said the President was unable to attend the book launch because he was busy getting the ministerial list ready in the next 48 hours.
He said, “Significantly this morning (Tuesday) I saw a missed call and it was Seyi Tinubu and Seyi said at exactly 10 o’clock make sure your phone is in your hand.
“This is because Mr President is going to call you at three minutes past 10 a.m, Mr President Bola Tinubu was on the phone and he said to me Opeyemi, you know nothing in this world would have stopped me from being there on your birthday.
“Let me tell you and you must encourage me. I need to make myself unavailable for the next 48 hours because a correspondence must come to the Senate, a very crucial correspondence.
“So Mr President prayed for me and that we should tell the rest of Nigerians to pray for him.
“This is to be able to make the right decision within the next 24 hours so that when Nigerians hear the list of his ministers, they will say yes, this is uncommon.”
Opeyemi said that the call was important to him because “the president asked that we pray to God to grant him all the wisdom in taking this decision and in providing leadership to the country”.
Bamidele further said that the book was a collection of papers he developed at different fora.
“I’m doing this to encourage every young man who sees the need to be loyal to just do whatever he has to do and be the unseen hand and the unheard voice behind your boss.
“I will give my best not only in the red chamber but to anywhere I find myself.
” I have been saved to serve. I dedicate the book to God who saved me to serve,” he added.
He also appreciated the Governor of Ekiti Abiodun Oyebanji for his support.