The presidency has stated that the ministerial list of President Bola Tinubu is not yet ready.
According to Channels, this was stated by the Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications and Strategy, Dele Alake, while briefing journalist at the State House in Abuja.
“About the ministerial list, there is no iota of truth in all of those things,” Alake said. “When the President is good and ready, you will be the first to know about his intentions.”
“I can tell you all of those things you’ve been reading in the media are mere fabrications. This is an executive presidency; we’re not running a parliamentary system. So the President, the bucks stops on his table, and he decides when it’s fit and proper for him to make his cabinet list,” he said.
President Tinubu was inaugurated as Nigeria’s 16th President on May 29 at Eagle Square, Abuja.
While he is yet to reveal his ministers, Tinubu in June, appointed Dele Alake as his Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communications and Strategy and Yau Darazo as Special Adviser on Political and Intergovernmental Affairs.
Also, he appointed Nuhu Ribadu as his Special Adviser on Security and Wale Edun as Special Adviser on Monetary Policies.
He also appointed Olu Verheijen to the position of Special Adviser on Energy and Zachaeus Adedeji to the position of Special Adviser on Revenue.
Others include Salma Anas (Special Adviser, Health) and John Uwajumogu (Special Adviser, Industry, Trade and Investment).