…By for TDPel Media.
The much-awaited moment has arrived as President Bola Ahmed Tinubu prepares to submit his ministerial list to the National Assembly.
With the 60-day deadline fast approaching, Nigerians are eager to see the composition of his cabinet and the mix of politicians and technocrats it is expected to feature.
Amidst the anticipation, concerns have been raised about the delay and the potential impact on the nation’s progress.
Expectations for the Ministerial List:
The forthcoming ministerial list has been a topic of intense speculation and discussion, with a focus on who will fill key positions in the government.
Notable figures rumored to be on the list include former Governors Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State and Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, along with legal expert Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), medical scholar Ali Pate, economist Olawale Edun, and banker Adebayo Adelabu.
President Tinubu’s choice of ministers is expected to reflect a blend of experienced politicians and capable technocrats.
Delays and Reasons:
The delay in announcing the ministerial list has triggered questions and concerns among Nigerians.
However, it has been attributed to President Tinubu’s desire for inclusivity and balance in the distribution of offices.
His intention to ensure that the list reflects the nation’s diversity and character has been emphasized.
The President seeks to strike a balance by including individuals from various backgrounds to foster a well-rounded government.
Criticisms and Calls for Action:
Despite the President’s rationale for the delay, critics have voiced their discontent.
Stakeholders from different sectors have set expectations and targets for the incoming ministers.
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) stresses the need for improved security, while the Trade Union Congress (TUC) emphasizes the importance of industrial harmony.
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has expressed disappointment at the delay, arguing that the appointment of ministers should have occurred within the first 30 days of taking office to accelerate economic development.
Assessment of President Tinubu’s Governance:
The President’s approach to governance has been closely scrutinized since taking office.
While he has taken steps to address national challenges, such as the removal of fuel subsidies and the signing of the Students Loan Bill, concerns persist about the state of the economy.
Some attribute the current economic stagnation to the absence of a ministerial list and the subsequent delays in implementing key policies.
Hope for Positive Change:
As the deadline looms, Nigerians remain hopeful that the incoming cabinet will bring about the desired change and propel the nation towards progress and development.
The decisions made in the next few days will be critical in shaping the trajectory of President Tinubu’s administration.
The nation awaits the unveiling of the ministerial list with anticipation and optimism for a brighter future.