President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday nominated seven persons for screening and confirmation by the Senate for appointment as Ministers.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan read Buhari’s letter of request on the floor of the Senate, in Abuja.
President Buhari, in the letter, explained that the confirmation request was in accordance with the provisions of Section 147 subsection 2 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
The nominees for confirmation include Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh – Abia State; Umana Okon Umana – Akwa Ibom State; Ekumankama Joseph Nkama- Ebonyi State; and Goodluck Nana Opiah – Imo State.
Others are Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub – Kano State; Ademola Adewole Adegoroye – Ondo State; and Odum Odi – Rivers State.
It Would be recalled that Buhari had directed his appointees interested in elective positions in the next year's election to quit.
Following their resignation, a valedictory session was held for the ministers at the Presidentila Villa in Abuja last month, where the president promised to replaces them soon.By Rabiu Tajudeen