Nigerian Senate Unveils Second List Of Ministerial Nominees

Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday announced the names of fresh ministerial nominees on the second batch of list received from President Muhammadu Buhari.

On Monday, the Senate President had received the new and final list of 15 candidates expected to complete 36 nominees picked from across the states and various professions.

On the new list are Dan Ali, a Brigadier-general; Isaac Adewole, a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and University of Ibadan’s Vice Chancellor; James Ocholi who is a APC governorship aspirant in Kogi State; Anthony Anwuka, a professor of Education Administration.



    Others are Okechukwu Enelamah the chief executive officer of African Capital Alliance; Claudius Omoyele Daramola, a professor of Sociology of Education from Ondo state; Aisha Abubakar; Adamu Adamu; Bukar Ibrahim, the former First Lady of Yobe State as well as Bayelsa’s Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, Jeffery Onyeama; Kadija Ibrahim; Abubakar Bawa and Mohammadu Bello.

    In the first batch of 21 nominees, Lai Mohammed, the spokesperson of the ruling All Progressives Congress; former governors Abubakar Malami Chibuike Amaechi and Babatunde Fashola; former defence chief, Abdurahman Dambazzau; former governorship candidate in Taraba state, Aisha Alhassan; Adebayo Shittu; Udoma Udo Udoma and Ibrahim Jibril.

    Others are Suleiman Adamu; Chris Nigige; Kemi Adeosun; Ahmed Ibeto and Hadi Sirika; Audu Ogbeh; a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP; Ogbonnaya Onu, former Abia State governor; Ibeh kachikwu, NNPC group managing director; Amina Mohammed; Solomon Dalong; Suleiman Adamu and Kayode Fayemi, former Ekiti State governor.

    The Senate is currently screening the ministerial nominees in the first list and had already confirmed the nomination of Udoma, Fayemi and Ogbe at the time of filing this report.


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