There are indications that Nasir El-Rufai, the former Governor of Kaduna State, may be appointed as the Minister of Power by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Nigerians eagerly await the unveiling of Tinubu’s cabinet, and the ministerial list is expected to be presented to the Senate on Thursday or in the following week.
According to sources, El-Rufai’s name is expected to be on the list as the Minister of Power. It is believed that El-Rufai’s appointment is aimed at utilizing his managerial skills, as demonstrated during his tenure as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to address the power challenges in the country.
The Presidency has conducted necessary security checks on the 37 names expected to be included in the ministerial list. However, the list has undergone revisions due to disagreements from various states and stakeholders.
El-Rufai has reportedly started meeting with experts in the power sector, indicating his readiness to tackle the power problem in Nigeria. The appointment of El-Rufai as the Minister of Power is seen as a strategic move by the Tinubu administration to leverage his expertise and experience.
It is important to note that the presentation of the ministerial list beyond the specified legislative days of Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday would be considered illegal, as the constitution allows the president and governors a 60-day window to form their cabinets.