Buhari nominates 7 ministers to replace Amaechi, Onu, others

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of seven new ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation.

The names of the nominees were contained in a letter addressed to the Senate President Ahmad Lawan.

The letter was read on Tuesday at plenary in the Senate.


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    The ministerial nominees are Henry Ikoh (Abia), Umana Umana (Akwa Ibom), Ekuma Joseph (Ebonyi), Goodluck Opiah (Imo), Umar El-Yakub (Kano), Ademola Adegoroye (Ondo) and Odum Odi (Rivers).

    The President had on May 11 ordered all ministers who indicated interest to seek elective positions in the 2023 general elections to resign.

    Ministers that resigned as a result of the directive include Minister of State for Education Emeka Nwajiuba, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi and Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Ogbonnaya Onu.

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