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Senate Confirms Nomination Of Seven Minister Designates

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of seven persons as ministers of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria.

The new appointees include Henry Ikechukwu – Abia State, Umana Okon Umana – Akwa-Ibom State, Ekuma Joseph – Ebonyi State, Goodluck Nana Obia – Imo State, Umar Ibrahim Yakub – Kano State, Ademola Adewole Adegorioye – Ondo State, and Odo Udi – Rivers State.

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This followed the screening of the nominees at the upper chamber of the National Assembly presided over by Senate President Ahmed Lawan.

Four of the newly-confirmed ministers are from four south-east states; with one appointee each from the north-west, south-west, and south-south regions.

The development came days after President Buhari appointed the ministers and wrote to the Senate, seeking their confirmation.

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