Published On: Tue, Jul 23rd, 2019

Update: Senate Receives Ministerial Nominees List

President Mohammadu Buhari on Tuesday sent the list of 43 ministerial nominees to the Senate for screening and confirmation.

The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, who read the list on the floor of the Senate said screening exercise for the nominees would commence on Wednesday.

There had been speculations over the list being sent to the Senate in the past two weeks.

Out of the nominees, 12 of them would be returning to the Federal Executive Council as cabinet members if they scale screening.

So far, the names of Rotimi Amaechi, Raji Fashola and Lai Mohammed are on the list.

President Mohammadu Buhari on Tuesday sent list of 43 ministerial nominees to the Senate for screening and confirmation.

The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, who read the list on the floor of the Senate said screening exercise for the nominees would commence on Wednesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that there had been speculations over the list being sent to the Senate in the past two weeks.

Some of the nominees would be returning to the Federal Executive Council as cabinet members if they scale the screening.

Among those returning are: Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Lai Mohammed (Kwara), Raji Fasola (Lagos) Geofrey Onyema (Enugu) Adamu Adamu (Bauchi) Chris Ngige (Anambra) Abubakar Malami (Kebbi), Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa) Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi) Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna) Hadi Sirika (Katsina), Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa), Mustapha Shehuri (Borno) and Osagie Ehanire (Edo).

The newly appointed ones are: Olorunnibe Mamora, (Lagos) Niyi Adebayo (Ekiti), Pauline Talen (Plateau), Festus Keyamo (Delta) Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara),Rauf Aregbesola (Osun),Tayo Alasoadura (Ondo), George Akume (Benue), Sharon Ikpeazu (Enugu), Sabo Nanomo(Kano), Maj Gen. Bashir Magashi (Kano) Rahmatu Tijjani (Kogi), Mohammed Abdullahi (Nassarawa) Zubair Dada (Niger) Olamilekan Adegbite (Ogun) Sunday Dare (Oyo), Maigarai Dingyadi(Sokoto) Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa) Jedy Agba (Cross River) Mohammad Mahmoud (Kaduna) Saleh Mamman (Taraba) Abubakar Aliyu (Yobe), and Sadiya Farouk (Zamfara).

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