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Nigeria Senate confirms 7 New ministerial nominees

BoomRadioNG | June 29, 2022

The Senate has today confirmed the seven ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari. The exercise presided over by the senate president, Ahmad Lawan, confirmed the nominees following a screening at the red chamber of the National Assembly.
This came days after President Buhari appointed the ministers and wrote to the Senate, seeking their confirmation.
Four of the newly-confirmed ministers are from four south-east states; with one appointee each from the north-west, south-west, and south-south regions.
The new appointees include 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, and Odo Udi – Rivers State.

 

Nigeria Senate photo credit Tope Brown

 

Their nomination by the president was imperative following the resignation of some cabinet members because they were seeking elective posts in the just-concluded primary elections of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi; Former Akwa Ibom governor, Godswill Akpabio; Ogbonnaya Onu and Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba were among ministers who resigned to contest for the APC presidential ticket which unfortunately none of them won.
Their resignation was in line with the provisions of Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act which says that “no political appointee at any level shall be a voting delegate or be voted for at the convention or congress of any political party for the purpose of the nomination of candidates for any election”.

 

 

 

 

 

Dolupo Balogun

Written by BoomRadioNG

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