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15 make President Buhari’s second batch of ministerial nominees

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

A total of 15 more names were read out on the floor of the Senate by Senate President, Bukola Saraki being the list of persons contained in the envelop delivered to the Senate President, Monday, by Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari and Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly, Senator Ita Enang.

The first batch of 21 ministerial nominees was earlier sent to the Senate September 30, even as the senate is yet to commence formal screening of the nominees, an exercise which is expected to begin Tuesday, with about two petitions already submitted to Saraki against some of the ministers.

It would be recalled that Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremmadu (PDP) had raised objections regarding the batch-by-batch submission of the ministerial list, saying it was unconstitutional, as President Muhammadu  Buhari is required by law to submit a full list of his ministerial nominees for screening.

The senate itself, had on receiving the list last Tuesday, declared that it would no longer be business as usual for the nominees who previously were only required to show up and take and bow.

The senate president had promised a thorough scrutiny of the nominees on the ministerial list.

Those included in the final list of ministerial nominees, which brings the total now to 36, are

Barrister J K Ocholi, Muhammadu Bello, Jeoffrey Onyenma, Mustapha, Claudius Omoleye Daramola, Nelson Okoli, Mrs Aisha Abubakar, Abba Ibrahim,  Professor Anthony Owuga, Stephanie Onyema, General F F Adejayi (rtd.), Adamu Adamu, Professor Isaac Adewole, Okechukwu Onyenama and Abubakar Buhari Lawal

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