The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has sent the names of seven ministerial nominees to the Senate for screening and confirmation.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, read Buhari’s letter of request on the floor of the Senate, in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to Lawan, Buhari said the nominees would replace the former ministers that resigned from his cabinet to contest the primaries of the All Progressives Congress lately.
Buhari’s 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, Odum Odih – Rivers State.”
Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu; were amongst members of the cabinet that resigned to seek the party’s presidential ticket recently but they all lost.