The Senate has sent the names of the 45 confirmed ministerial nominees to the Presidency.
According to Channels, this was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Abdullahi Gumel, on Tuesday while speaking to journalists at the National Assembly.
Gumel explained why the number of ministerial nominations was increased to 48 from 42 in the previous government, saying that several of the combined ministries, such as the Ministry of Works and Housing, will now stand alone.
He also expressed gratitude to Senators for deferring their break in order to screen and ratify the nominations.
The Senate confirmed 45 of the 48 cabinet nominees sent to the upper body by the President on Monday.
The 45 nominees cleared by the Senate are Festus Keyamo, Mariya Mahmoud, Lola Ade-John, Bosun Tijani, Isiak Salako, Tahir Mamman, Maigari Ahmadu, Zephaniah Jisalo, Shuaibu Audu, Yusuf Sununu, Bello Matawalle, Alkali Saidu, Ahmed Gwarzo, Atiku Bagudu, Simon Lalong, Ibrahim Gaidam, Aliu Abdullahi, Gboyega Oyetola, Heineken Lokpobiri and Tunji Alausa.
Others are Dele Alake, Lateef Fagbemi, Muhammad Idris, Ali Pate, Doris Uzoka, Dave Umahi, Wale Edun, Uche Nnaji, Adebayo Adelabu, Ekperikpe Ekpo, Hannatu Musawa, Musa Dangiwa, Nyesom Wike; Abubakar Kyari, Nkiruka Onyejeocha, Bello Muhammad, Badaru Abubakar, Joseph Utsev, Olubunmi Ojo, Betta Edu, Uju Kennedy Ohaneye, Abubakar Momoh, John Enoh, Iman Suleiman Ibrahim, and Yusuf Tuggar.
While the remaining three nominees not confirmed are former Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Stella Okotete from Delta State, and Abubakar Danladi from Taraba State.
Premium Politics reported that the uncleared ministerial nominees where not confirmed because they are still undergoing security checks.