President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the names of seven persons to the national assembly for screening and confirmation for appointment as Ministers.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan disclosed this while reading a letter from the executive, requesting the Senate to screen and confirm the nominees
In the letter read by the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, during plenary, President Buhari 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
Newsarena.ng observed that the former minister of transportation Rotimi Amaechi and former minister of of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Ogbonna Onu, Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemwka Nwajiuba, and Godswill Akpabio who resigned their appointments to vie for presidency did not made the list.