Fake list of Tinubu’s ministers, appointees circulates online

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A claim that Nigeria’s president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has made some appointments and nominated others for ministerial positions has been circulating on WhatsApp.

The claim was retrieved from a broadcast message sent to various contacts in a WhatsApp group recently.

The list which comprises seventy-three names includes Nyesom Wike- Minister for Power, Femi Falana- Minister for Justice, Nasir El-Ruffai- Minister for Works and Infrastructure and Donald Duke- Minister for Tourism, among others.

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Adamu Garba-  S.A on Digital Matters, Ibrahim Masari- S.A on  General Duties, Tonye Cole- S.A on Trade and Investment, among others, were also listed.

The caption of the WhatsApp broadcast read: “List of new appointees and some new ministries.”

 

CLAIM

Tinubu releases list of new appointees and ministers.

Screenshot of the fake list in circulation on WhatsApp.

THE FINDINGS

Findings by The FactCheckHub show that the claim is FALSE.

Checks revealed that President Tinubu is yet to nominate anyone for the ministerial positions in the country while no credible media platform published any report on the list of appointees which include names mentioned in the WhatsApp broadcast.

Media reports, however, indicated that Tinubu has only made four appointments public since his inauguration on May 29, 2023 as Nigeria’s president.

Premium Times had reported that Tinubu appointed Victor Adeleke as State Chief of Protocol (SCOP) on May 29, 2023.

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Others appointed by the Tinubu administration include Femi Gbajabiamila as the Chief of Staff; Senator Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia, a former Deputy Governor of Jigawa State, as Deputy Chief of Staff and George Akume, a former Governor of Benue State and immediate-past Minister of Special Duties, to serve as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Channels TV reported.

 

THE VERDICT

The claim that Tinubu has listed new appointees and ministers for his cabinet is FALSE; findings show that the President has only made four appointments public since May 29 and none is ministerial appointment.

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