President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed today (22) that senator Ciro Nogueira (PP-PI) will assume the Civil House of the Presidency of the Republic, in a ministerial reform that should take place next week. “It’s practically right. We are going to put a senator here in the Civil House who can maintain a better dialogue with the Brazilian parliament,” Bolsonaro said in an interview with Rádio Banda B, from Curitiba, this morning.
“At first it’s him [Ciro Nogueira], I talked to him already, he accepted. He’s on recess, arrives in Brasília on Monday, I talk to him, we’ve set the clock right. And we play the boat. He’s a person I’ve known for a long time, he arrived in 95 at the Chamber, I arrived in 91”, he explained.
Bolsonaro also confirmed the re-creation of the Ministry of Labor and Welfare, which, at the beginning of the government, was grouped with four other ministries for the creation of the Ministry of Economy, under the command of Minister Paulo Guedes. The current minister of the General Secretariat, Onyx Lorenzoni, will be the head of this new ministry and the current Chief of Staff, Luiz Eduardo Ramos, will take his place in the General Secretariat.
“Himself [Paulo Guedes] agreed to take him out of that part to move into this new ministry. Give Paulo Guedes a decompression and leave Onyx to deal with this very important issue [trabalho]”, said the president.
According to Bolsonaro, the number of ministries will be restored to a total of 23. In February this year, with the approval of the autonomy of the Central Bank, the agency lost ministry status and became a federal autarchy.
Now the Work and Pension folder will complete the list. “It won’t weigh anything down on the finances. We are not going to create positions, it is just a change of secretariats from the Ministry of Economy to this new ministry”, he explained.
In March of this year, the president had already promoted a ministerial reform, with exchanges in six ministries: Civil House and Government Secretariat, both linked to the Presidency of the Republic, Ministries of Justice and Public Security, Foreign Affairs and Defense and also the Attorney General of the Union (AGU).
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