No less than 20 people have been tipped to form the cabinet of Nigeria’s president-elect, Bola Tinubu after he alluded on Thursday that competence rather than politics will weigh heavily on his choice of cabinet ministers.
Tinubu’s cabinet may feature these names
No less than 20 people have been tipped to form the cabinet of Nigeria’s president-elect, Bola Tinubu after he alluded on Thursday that competence rat
Fashola was the Director, election planning and monitoring of the APC presidential campaign council.
Having been a key part of Tinubu’s success story in Lagos as governor, and having been governor for eight years and minister for almost eight years, his wealth of experience is expected to stand him in good stead.
Keyamo is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and current minister of state for Labour and Productivity. The Delta born constitutional lawyer had served as the spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in 2019, the role he played in Tinubu’s campaign organisation.
There are strong indications that the lawyer would be a member of the Tinubu cabinet as a sort of reward for defending his principal (s) against all odds. Also, Keyamo would be bringing his wealth experience in the legal field and public speaking to promote and project government policies for the buy-in of the governed.
Ben Akabueze, is a Chartered Accountant and the current Director General of the Budget office for the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He was Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget in eight years of Tinubu‘s tenure as Lagos State governor.
He is likely to be appointed into the cabinet of the president-elect. If that be, the former CEO of NAL Bank Plc may bring his private and public sector experience to drive the administration vision.
Akume is a former governor of Benue State who served at the same time with the president-elect between 1999-2007 is the current minister of special duties and intergovernmental affairs. The University of Ibadan graduate was elected to the Senate for three terms in one of which he served as minority leader. Akume has been a political ally of Tinubu since 2011 when he joined the defunct Action Congress, one of the legacies that formed the APC.
The retired permanent secretary is the only leader that delivered for Tinubu/APC in the Benue Plateau axis of the north-central, comprising the present day Benue, Plateau and Nasarawa states and may certainly be rewarded by being part of Tinubu’s cabinet.
Al-malkura, a former governor of Nasarawa and Senator, representing the southern district of the north-central state is a close ally of the president-elect. Analysts had noted that the lawmaker lost his bid to become APC national chairman majorly because of his affinity with the former Lagos governor who was aspiring for the party’s presidential ticket.
Now that Al-malkura lost his second term bid to return to the Senate and his man is the president, there are feelers that he would be engaged in the government at the federal level. With vast experience in politics and business, the former governor and lawmaker has the capacity to deliver on cabinet responsibility.
The outgoing Plateau state governor was the director-general of the APC presidential campaign council. Lalong whose tenure ends on May 29 failed in his bid for a senatorial seat and could not deliver his principal due to the political tsunami in Plateau that was championed by the Labour party.
Be that as it may, his efforts in steering the campaign that brought Tinubu victory could well help make a case for his appointment as minister.