In a momentous event, President Bola Tinubu is set to swear in three exceptional individuals as new ministers today. The anticipation is high as the Federal Executive Council (FEC) gathers for their second meeting since Tinubu’s inauguration on May 29.
With a 48-day hiatus, the FEC has not convened since its inaugural meeting on August 28. However, the wait is over as President Tinubu prepares to welcome the three new ministers into his 48-person cabinet.
The names of these outstanding individuals are Jamila Bio, Ayodele Olawande, and Balarabe Lawal, all hailing from Kaduna State. Bio is expected to take on the role of Minister of Youth, while Olawande will serve as the Minister of State for Youth. Lawal, who replaces former Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai, brings with him vast experience from his previous position as Secretary to the Kaduna State Government.
In a letter to the Senate, President Tinubu requested the screening and confirmation of these three exceptional individuals, a process that was successfully completed on October 4.
The Council will gather at the Council Chamber of the State House, where the three ministers will take their oath before the official commencement of the FEC meeting. This ceremonious occasion marks another milestone in President Tinubu’s commitment to forming a capable and diverse cabinet.
As outlined in the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the Federal Executive Council, also known as the “Executive Council of the Federation,” is responsible for formulating policies and executing government projects. It plays a crucial role in aiding the President in his executive functions and fulfilling the government’s responsibilities.
With this exciting development, the nation eagerly awaits the positive impact and transformative changes that these new ministers will bring to their respective roles.