List of Top Politicians Who Failed to Become Ministers Even after Presidential Nomination and Why


President Tinubu’s Ministerial List Set to be Unveiled Ahead of 60-Day Mark in Office”

As President approaches his 60-day milestone in office, the anticipation for the announcement of his ministerial list is growing. According to the constitution, the list is expected to be made public on or before July 27.

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Once the names of the nominees are submitted to the Senate, the appointees will undergo clearance before being inaugurated into President Tinubu’s cabinet.

However, history reminds us that not all politicians who have been nominated in the past ended up becoming ministers of the federal republic of Nigeria. Some notable cases include:

1. Ambassador Bayo Yusuf:

Nominated by former President , the Ondo-born politician faced challenges during the Senate screening when he failed to provide the full meaning of Obasanjo’s NEEDS (National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy), the title of the then federal government’s economic policy document.


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2. Udoma Udo Udoma:

Another nominee of President Obasanjo, the Akwa Ibom senator successfully passed the Senate screening. However, he declined the offer on the day of swearing-in when President Obasanjo assigned him a junior minister position as Minister of State for the Environment.



3. Bode Agusto:

Although nominated by former President Obasanjo, Agusto’s appointment was met with resistance from a majority of the Senators, particularly the Lagos representatives. The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party () also rejected his nomination, stating that it did not align with the interests of the state chapter.

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As eagerly awaits the unveiling of President Tinubu’s ministerial list, the political landscape remains ripe with expectations and uncertainties.


President Tinubu Faces Friday Deadline to Submit Ministerial Nominees to Senate”


is set to reach a crucial milestone in his tenure as Nigeria’s leader. According to Section 42 of the constitution, both the president and governors are required to submit the names of their ministers and commissioners within the first 60 days of assuming office.


Having been sworn in on Monday, May 29, President Tinubu’s 60-day mark will be reached this Friday. As the deadline approaches, the nation eagerly awaits the unveiling and submission of his ministerial nominees to the Senate.



This process is of significant importance as it shapes the composition of President Tinubu’s cabinet and the key figures who will play crucial roles in the governance and development of the country. With the clock ticking, all eyes are on the president as he prepares to reveal the individuals who will form his team to lead Nigeria forward.

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