Damilola Aina, Abuja
Daily Couruer – President Muhammadu Buhari, has nominated seven persons for screening and confirmation by the Senate for appointment as Ministers thirty-nine days after ministers who resigned from his cabinet contested at the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Senate President Ahmad Lawan read Buhari’s letter of request on the floor of the Senate, in Abuja, on Tuesday.
In the letter read by Lawan, the president said the nominees would replace the former ministers that resigned from his cabinet.
The 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.
The nominees are to be screened and replace former ministers who had resigned from their positions to seek elective offices.