Senate Confirms Buhari’s 43 Ministerial Nominees
President Muhammadu Buhari (image courtesy State House)

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed all the 43 ministerial nominees forwarded for approval by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Concise News reports that the red chamber postponed its annual vacation to conduct the screening of the ministers within five days.

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Buhari had last week Tuesday forwarded the list of ministerial nominees, including Gbemisola Saraki and senor lawyer Festus Kayamo, to Senate for confirmation after a long wait.

The full list as submitted by President Buhari included:

Uchechukwu Oga (Abia State), Muhammadu Musa Bello (Adamawa), Senator Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), Senator Chris Ngige, and Sharon Ikeazor (Anambra), Adamu Adamu and Ambassador Mariah Katagum (Bauchi).

Others are Timipreye Sylva (Bayelsa), Senator George Akume (Benue State), Mustapha Baba (Borno State), Goody Eddy Agba (Cross Rivers), Festus Keyamo (Delta State), Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi State).

Also included in the list of nominees are: Dr. Osagie Ehinire, Clement Agba (Edo State), Richard Adeniyi Adebayo (Ekiti State), Geoffrey Onyema (Enugu State), Ali Isa Ibrahim Patami (Gombe State), Emeka Nwajuba (Imo State), Suleiman H.Adamu (Jigawa State), Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, Dr. Muhammed Mahmood (Kaduna)

Also listed by President Buhari were Sabo Nanono and Major General Salihi Magashi (rtd) (Kano State), Senator Hadhi Sirika (Katsina), Abubakar Malami (Kebbi State), Ramatu Tijjani (Kogi), Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara State).

Babatunde Raji Fasola and Adeleke Mamora (Lagos State), Mohammed Abdullahi (Nasarawa), Architect Olamilekan Adegbiti (Ogun State), Ambassador Zuberu Dada (Niger State), Senator Tayo Alasoadura (Ondo State), Rauf Aregbesola, Sunday Dare (Oyo State), Pauline Tallen (Plateau State), Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers State) also made the list.

President Buhari also nominated Muhammed Margarito Danhyaddi (Sokoto State), Saleh Mamman (Taraba State), Abubakar Ali (Yobe State) and Sadia Umar Farooq (Zamfara State).