Finally, Senate Unveils Ministerial Nominees

President PMBAlthough datails had already been reported in the media, Senate President Bukola Saraki has announced the 21 ministerial nominees sent to the red chamber by President Muhammadu Buhari last Wednesday, after over three months of waiting.

The Senate President, who received the list after the chamber’s sitting last Wednesday, opened the sealed envelope at 10:45 am on Tuesday

As previously reported by the media, nominees include former Lagos State governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, former Abia State governor Chris Ngige, former Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi as well as former Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi.



    Also listed were Abubakar Malami; Abdurahman Bello Dambazzau; Aisha Jumai Al Hassan; Lai Mohammed, the national publicity of the All Progressive Congress, APC; Adebayo Shittu; Solomon Dalong; and Audu Ogbeh, former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chairman.

    Others are Emmanuel Kachikwu, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC; Amina Ibrahim; Osagie Ehaneri; Suleiman Adamu; Kemi Adeosun; Ogbonnaya Onu; Ahmed Musa Bello; Ibrahim Usman Jubrin; Hadi Serika; Udoma Udo-Udoma.

    Saraki said that the President sent the ministerial list to him through the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, adding that the list contained the first batch of nominees.

    The Senate President, who disclosed that the Senate would commence screening next Tuesday, said that President Buhari had told him that subsequent names would be submitted shortly.


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