Buhari Shun Former Ministers In Fresh List
Umana, Ekuma Others Considered
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari sent a list of ministerial nominees to the Senate for screening and confirmation.
The nominees are Henry Ikechukwu – Abia State, Umana Okon Umana – Akwa-Ibom State; Ekuma Joseph – Ebonyi State; Goodluck Nana Obia – Imo State; Umar Ibrahim Yakub – Kano State; Ademola Adewole Adegorioye – Ondo State; Odo Udi – Rivers State.
“In accordance with section 147 (2) of the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria as amended I have the honour to forward the ministerial nominees for confirmation,” Buhari said in a letter to the Senate.
“Copies of their curriculum Vitae are attached herewith. It is my hope that this exercise will receive the usual expeditious consideration of the distinguished members of the senate.”
The nominees when confirmed are to replace ministers who resigned to contest the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary election.
Ministers who resigned included Rotimi Ameachi former minister of transport, Ogbonaya Onu, Science and Technology, Senator Godswill Akpabio Niger Delta, Chukwuemeka Nwajuba of education.