It is anticipated that the ministers-designate will complete the necessary paperwork before to Monday’s swearing-in event.
Nyesom Wike, the recent governor of Rivers State, has joined other ministers-designate in the continuing documentation process in anticipation of President Bola Tinubu’s inauguration on Monday.
The 45 ministers-designate are currently in the Office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) in Abuja, finalizing the required documentation.
The exercise started on Saturday, August 19, 2023, and came after Tinubu assigned responsibilities to the nominees for ministers on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.
According to Pulse, among other appointments, the President assigned Wike to lead the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Ministry and transferred Festus Keyamo, the former minister of labor and employment, to the Aviation Ministry.
The ministers-designate will be sworn in by Tinubu on Monday, August 21, 2023, during an event at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, according to a statement released by the OSGF late on Wednesday.
The swearing-in ceremony will take place on the specified date starting at 10 am, according to a statement signed by Senator George Akume, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), and OSGF Director of Information Willie Bassey.
Out of the 48 names that President Tinubu sent to the Senate for confirmation, 45 cabinet nominees have been confirmed for appointment.
But due to security concerns, the higher legislative house refused to confirm the three candidates: Abubakar Sani Danladi from Taraba State, Stella Okotete from Delta State, and Nasir El-Rufai from Kaduna State.