Tinubu May Appoint New Ministers, Create New Ministry

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is reportedly preparing for a major cabinet reshuffle, which will involve appointing new ministers and creating a new ministry dedicated to livestock development.

Sources close to the presidency confirmed these plans, as reported by Daily Trust.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is set to make significant changes to his cabinet, with plans to appoint new ministers and establish a new ministry dedicated to livestock development.

This move aims to drive the administration’s livestock master plan, which was launched in August last year.

The new ministry will focus on addressing persistent farmer-herder clashes that have severely impacted food security and resulted in the loss of countless lives and property.

The ministry is seen as a crucial step in tackling these issues and promoting the development of the livestock sector, which is a significant part of Nigeria’s agricultural output.

The livestock master plan, designed to guide the development of the sector, aims to improve livestock production and processing, enhance the livelihoods of livestock farmers and herders, and promote sustainable livestock development.

The new ministry will be responsible for implementing this plan, coordinating various stakeholders, and ensuring sustainable and inclusive sector growth.

In addition to the new ministry, the cabinet reshuffle will also involve the appointment of state ministers for most ministries that currently have only one minister.

This is expected to enhance the government’s ability to deliver on its promises and improve overall cabinet performance. Some ministers may be dropped, including a former governor, while some ministers of state are expected to be upgraded to full ministerial positions.

The president’s Special Adviser on Policy Coordination, Hadiza Bala-Usman, has been assessing ministers’ performance based on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). This assessment, along with political considerations, is expected to inform the president’s decisions.

A source confirmed that a former governor is among those to be dropped and that some ministers of state are likely to be upgraded.

When asked about the reshuffle, the Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, stated he was unaware of any such plans, noting that the president is preparing for the Democracy Day celebration and will be in Lagos for Sallah celebrations.