A presidency source has revealed that President Bola Tinubu‘s ministerial nominees screened and cleared by the Senate might resume office by the third week of August.
According to The Punch, the source said, “It won’t be earlier than upper week (August 14 – 18) because I know it’s not on the President’s schedule for the new week.”
Another source told the platform that “He (Tinubu) wants to give them the rest of the new week to plan and organise themselves because they will be travelling from different locations.”
Recall that the President had lady Wednesday sent the second batch of ministerial nominees to the Senate to be screened for various roles in his cabinet.
Prominent on the list were former Governors Nyesom Wike, Dave Umahi, Mohammed Badaru, Bello Matawalle, Nasir El-Rufai, Simon Lalong, Gboyega Oyetola, Atiku Bagudu and Ibrahim Geidam of Rivers, Ebonyi, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kaduna, Plateau, Osun, Kebbi, and Yobe states.
He also nominated the former Minister of State for Labour and Unemployment under President Muhammadu Buhari, Festus Keyamo (SAN), summing up the nominees to 48.