Jackson Akpabio, a media aide to senate president, Godswill Akpabio, has stated that the authentic ministerial list of President Bola Tinubu will be unveiled today, Thursday July 27.
He further urged Nigerians to stop speculating and wait for the unveiling of the nominees.
Commenting on the list, Jackson said: “I saw the list too just like every other person did, let’s wait till tomorrow (today). Don’t speculate, tomorrow (today), you’ll see the list.”
Meanwhile, the senate is expected to unveil the list of ministers during today’s plenary which is the constitutional deadline for the nomination.
There has been anxiety over the delay in the release of the ministerial list by President Tinubu.
Most Nigerians have expressed concerns over the delayed formation of the president’s cabinet, particularly given Tinubu’s promise that he would hit the ground running.
In the past weeks, there had been speculations about those who would make the ministerial list with several names popping up on social media.
A viral list which circulated on Wednesday had the names of popular politicians, including former governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike; Sen. Aishatu Dahiru popularly known as Binani (Adamawa state); Sen. Andy Uba (Anambra); Alhaji Isa Yuguda (Bauchi state); Sen. Abubakar Kyari ( Borno state) and former Cross River governor, Ben Ayade.
Other names on the controversial list are Peter Godsday Orubebe (Delta state); Dayo Adeyeye (Ekiti state); Ifeanyi Ugwanyi ( Enugu state) Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso( Kano state); Atiku Bagudu ( Kebbi state); James Faleke (Kogi state); Gbemisola Saraki ( Kwara state); Sen. Tanko Almakura (Nasarawa state).
Also on the list are former speaker, of the House of Representatives, Oladimeji Bankole (Ogun state); ex-Osun governor, Gboyega Oyetola and former Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong.