President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has replaced to all the ministers who recently resigned to vie for elective offices in the 2023 election.
Nigerian Senate received the executive communication with the nomination of seven names as replacements for ministers that resigned to contest the presidential election.
Recall that the immediate past Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, amongst others had resigned to contest for presidential election.
In a letter that was read by the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari said the nominees would replace the former ministers that resigned from his cabinet.
The letter read: “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 have yet to be assigned portfolios.
More details to follow….
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