Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila is already acting as the Chief of Staff to president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu according to sources who spoke to ThisDay newspaper.
With the new administration set to kick off on May 29, Tinubu has already begun penciling names of those he would consider for roles in his administration.
According to ThisDay, former Commissioner for Finance, Wale Edun and the Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, among other familiar faces currently being identified for different roles.
ThisDay reports that Gbajabiamila, has already begun to discharge the duties of the chief of staff to Tinubu, having unofficially resumed with him in France, with a view to working out processes and plans, including calendaring his activities.
“He has technically resumed with him in Paris, and they are trying to work out process and plans,” an insider told THISDAY, adding that the president-elect was already looking at building national security and economic team.
According to the source, Tinubu has appointed Edu and Bagudu to his economic team, which he considered a critical sector requiring attention immediately after he assumes office.
The source hinted thus: “Wale is supposed to be the coordinator of the economy, either as Finance Minister or the CBN governor. It is not clear yet what his plans are for Bagudu. But he has also been penciled in and is going to be operating at a very high and serious level in the administration.”
Ahead of his takeover on May 29 as the 16th President of Nigeria, the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has already begun team building, with Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, said to have been penciled in as his Chief of Staff.
Also believed to being considered for some serious roles in the coming administration are his former Commissioner for Finance, Wale Edun and the Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, among other familiar faces currently being identified for different roles.