Departure from Lagos and Military Salute
President Bola Tinubu concluded his Sallah holidays in Lagos and departed for Abuja on Sunday. Prior to his departure from the presidential wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, he was accompanied by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Tinubu, along with Sanwo-Olu, received a salute from the Nigerian Army parade, who formed a guard of honor.
Courtesy Visits and Diplomatic Engagements
During his five-day stay in Lagos, President Tinubu paid courtesy visits to the paramount rulers of Ijebu, Egba, and Eko. These visits served as opportunities to engage with local leaders and strengthen relationships. Additionally, he hosted the President of Guinea Bissau and Chairman of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, Umaro Sissoco Embalo, at his Lagos residence on Saturday. These engagements reflect the president’s commitment to regional cooperation and diplomacy.
Anticipation for Ministerial Nominee List
As President Tinubu returns to the seat of power in Abuja, Nigerians eagerly await the release of his list of ministerial nominees. Speculations abound regarding intense lobbying by interested individuals. According to a source, the list is already prepared and undergoing final security checks by the Department of State Services and members of the Presidential Strategic Team. The source further hinted that the president has heavily influenced the selection, keeping the core of the ministers within his close circle of special advisers.
As the president resumes his duties in Abuja, the anticipation surrounding the announcement of the ministerial nominees grows, with the nation eagerly awaiting the composition of the new government and the policies it will pursue.