President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm the seven ministerial nominees as replacement for the ministers who recently quit the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
Buhari Ministerial Nominees
The nominees would replace Ogbonnaya Onu, Rotimi Amaechi, Emeka Nwajiuba, Godswill Akpabio, and Okechukwu Ogar, who all resigned from FEC to pursue their presidential ambitions for the 2023 elections.
A statement on Tuesday by Ezrel Tabiowo, the special assistant to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, said the confirmation request was contained in a letter addressed to the Senate President and read on the floor at the start of plenary onTuesday.
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.
Others are Goodluck Nana Opiah – Imo State; Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub – Kano State; Ademola Adewole Adegoroye – Ondo State; and Odum Odi – Rivers State.
Meanwhile, the Senate has confirmed the appointment of Senator Philip Tenimu Aduda as the new Minority Leader, while Senator Chukwuka Utazi was named the Senate Minority Whip.