President Tinubu’s Return from London
President Bola Tinubu is set to return to Nigeria today from his trip to London, just in time for the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. The President had traveled to the United Kingdom from France, where he attended a summit on ‘A New Global Financing Pact’ hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron. Initially scheduled to be back in Abuja on Saturday, Tinubu’s return was postponed for a short private visit to London. He is now expected to arrive at his private residence in Lagos on Tuesday.
Joining Dignitaries for Eid Prayers
During his visit, President Tinubu plans to join other dignitaries for the Eid prayers at the Obalende Muslim Prayer ground located at Dodan Barracks, which holds historical significance as the former seat of the Nigerian government. His presence at the prayer ground highlights the importance of observing religious traditions and connecting with the Muslim community during this festive occasion.
Ministerial List and Government Formation
President Tinubu’s return comes amid speculation about his ministerial list, which is reportedly close to completion and ready to be submitted to the National Assembly for confirmation. Sources suggest that the President has carefully selected a core group of ministers, heavily influenced by his team of Special Advisers. The remaining slots in the cabinet have sparked political debates and rivalries among politicians, reflecting the significance of these appointments. Tinubu’s swift formation of the cabinet within a month aligns with his commitment to efficient governance and the constitutional requirement for timely nomination of ministerial nominees.
As President Tinubu rejoins the country for the Eid-el-Kabir festivities, his return signifies the importance of engaging with the Nigerian people, upholding religious traditions, and progressing with the formation of a capable and effective government. The nation eagerly awaits the unveiling of the ministerial list, which will shape the course of Tinubu’s administration and its ability to address the pressing needs of the country.