The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has nominated seven persons for screening and confirmation by the Senate for appointment as Ministers.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan read Buhari’s letter of request on the floor of the Senate, in Abuja, on Tuesday.
In the letter read by Lawan, the president said the nominees would replace the former ministers that resigned from his cabinet.
The letter read in part, “In accordance with Section 8 Subsection 2 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I hereby forward the underlisted ministerial nominees for your confirmation.
The nominees are:
Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh – Abia State, Umana Okon Umana – Akwa Ibom State, Egwumakama Joseph, Nkama – Ebonyi State, Goodluck Nnana Opiah – Imo State, Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub – Kano State, Ademola Adewole Adegoroye – Ondo State, and Odum Odih – Rivers State
The newly appointed minister will be replacing ex-ministers, Rotimi Amaechi; Ogbonnaya Onu; Godswill Akpabio and Emeka Nwajiuba who all resigned in pursuit of their presidential aspiration.