Ministerial Screening: Senate Confirms All Buhari’s ’43 Wise Men’

Nigerian Senate
Nigerian Senate

Senate president Ahmed Lawan has confirmed that all the 43 ministerial nominees forwarded to the senate for screening by President Muhammadu Buhari have been confirmed.

The ministerial screening took place for five days, and 22 out of the 43 nominees were asked to take a bow and go.

Lawan mentioned the names of all the nominees, one after the other, raising questions on whether they should be confirmed or not, and the senators responded in affirmative.

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The nominees confirmed are:

Sen Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom),Sen Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Uchechukwu Ogah (Abia) Sen George Akume (Benue), Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi),Emeka Nwajuaba (Imo), Sen Adeleke Mamora (Lagos), Olamilekan Adegbite (Ogun), Adamu Adamu (Bauchi), Sharon Ikeazor (Anambra) and Mustapha Baba Shehuri (Borno) Others are Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa), Sen Chris Ngige (Anambra), Richard Adeniyi Adebayo (Ekiti), Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Kano), Ramatu Tijani (Kogi), Mohammed Abdullahi (Nasarawa), Tayo Alasoadura (Ondo), Abubakar D. Aliyu (Yobe) Zubairu Dada (Niger), Sunday Dare (Oyo) and Mohammed Musa Bello (Adamawa). Also confirmed are Sadiya Umar Farouk (Zamfara), Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna),Osagie Ehanire (Edo),Sen Hadi Sirika (Katsina), Abubakar Malami (Kebbi), Paulen Tallen (Plateau), Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi (Sokoto), Festus Keyamo (Delta),Ali Isa Pantami (Gombe), Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara) and Goddy Jedy-Agba (Cross River). Others are Sulaiman Adamu (Jigawa), Maryam Katagun (Bauchi), Clement Agba (Edo), Geoffrey Onyeama (Enugu), Muhammad Mahmoud (Kaduna) Babatunde Raji Fashola (Lagos), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Sabo Nanono (Kano), Lai Mohammed (Kwara) and Saleh Mamman (Taraba).

 

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