During a press briefing at the State House in Abuja, Dele Alake, the Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications, and Strategy, emphasized the importance of disregarding the rumors regarding the long-awaited ministerial list, urging Nigerians to remain unaffected by such speculations.
“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.”
Despite having a constitutional allowance of 60 days to form his cabinet, Tinubu, who assumed office five weeks ago, has not yet disclosed the names of his ministers for the formation of the Federal Executive Council. Nonetheless, he has made appointments for certain special advisers and new service chiefs.