Tinubu Hits The Ground Running: 3 Things To Expect
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Politics - May 30, 2023

Tinubu Hits The Ground Running: 3 Things To Expect

President Bola Tinubu arrived at his office at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja a few hours after he declared that the regime of subsidy was over. His resumption at the office today is a testament to his plans to hit the ground running. 

Tinubu’s motorcade pulled up at the forecourt of the Villa at 02:38 pm today.  The president was received by Vice President Kashim Shettima; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele; Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, Mele Kyari; and the Permanent Secretary of the State House, Tijjani Umar.

Also in attendance was the former Lagos State Commissioner for Finance, Mr Wale Edun; Mr Dele Alake and Hon. James Faleke.

This development comes after Tinubu hosted at least 40 Heads of State at the Banquet Hall on Monday afternoon. According to reports, Tinubu also inspected the Quarter Guard at the presidential gate before entering his office.

3 Things Nigerians Expect Tinubu to Do

Tinubu is expected to make three crucial announcements bordering on the key principal officers that will feature in the new administration. First, he is to announce his Chief of Staff. Reports suggest that Babatunde Fashola, Dele Alake or Femi Gbajabiamila may be considered to lead Tinubu’s State House administrative team as the Chief of Staff (CoS).

Second, he is to announce the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. While Nigerians wait for this announcement, it is reported that Former of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai alongside two other former governors – Aminu Masari of Katsina State and Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State – are in the race for the SGF office.

Finally, Tinubu is also expected to announce his National Security Adviser and Spokesperson within the next few years.

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