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Alake makes excuses for Tinubu on delayed ministerial appointment




The Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications, and Strategy, Dele Alake, said President Bola Tinubu’s ministerial list is not ready.

Alake who was speaking on Thursday while briefing journalists at the State House in Abuja, mentioned that the constitution gives the President 60 days to constitute his cabinet.

NEWSVERGE report that Tinubu is yet to announce his ministers to form the Federal Executive Council after five weeks into his administration.

He has, however, appointed some special advisers and new service chiefs.

President Tinubu

Meanwhile, the spokesman begged Nigerians to disregard the rumours surrounding the awaited ministerial list.

“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.”

NEWSVERGE recalls that President 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.

Tinubu appointed Wale Edun as Special Adviser on Monetary Policies.

He also named Olu Verheijen as Special Adviser on Energy and Zachaeus Adedeji as Special Adviser on Revenue.

Others are John Uwajumogu (Special Adviser, Industry, Trade and Investment), and Salma Anas (Special Adviser, Health).

Kayode Adelowokan

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