There are reports that with the inauguration of the new ministers, Osinbajo may effect minor cabinet reshuffle to accommodate them.
The House of Representatives had on July 11 handed down a seven-day ultimatum to Osinbajo to inaugurate the ministers whose names were forwarded to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Osinbajo had failed to inaugurate the ministers since Buhari left the country for London, United Kingdom where he is currently receiving medical attention.
The slots of Kogi and Gombe states in the federal cabinet had been vacant following the death of the Minister of State for Labour, Mr. James Ocholi (SAN), in an accident on March 6, 2016; and the appointment of former Minister of the Environment, Amina Mohammed, as the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.
The Acting President had also told State House correspondents two weeks ago shortly after returning from London where he visited Buhari that the two ministers-designate would soon be inaugurated.
He, however, said he had no date in mind.
“No. We didn’t discuss inauguration (of ministers) or anything like that. We didn’t. I’m not in a position to say anything. I don’t have a date in mind but I’m sure very very soon, we will do that,” he had said.