Buhari nominates seven persons for Ministerial Screening
President 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 at Tuesday’s plenary in Abuja
In the letter read by Lawan, the president noted that the nominees would replace the former ministers who resigned from his cabinet while seeking elective positions.
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 under listed 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
Odum Odih – Rivers State
Those selected will be replacing the former minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu; former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio and the former Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba.