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Flagging The Conscience Of Truth

Tinubu has presented a supplementary ministerial list to the Senate for screening and approval.

ByWeb Manager

Aug 3, 2023

The President of the Senate, Senator Godwill Akpabio, revealed the second batch of ministerial nominees from Tinubu.

The new list comprises 19 names, including former governors Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Abubakar Bagudu (Kebbi), Bello Matawalle (Zamfara), and Ibrahim Geidam (Yobe).

Earlier on Wednesday, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives and Chief of Staff to Tinubu, Femi Gbajiabiamila, presented the list to the Senate.

This list completes the representation for the remaining eleven states that were yet to have a ministerial slot.

In order to accommodate Gbajiabiamila’s presentation, the Senate invoked its Order 12(i) to allow the former speaker to enter the chamber at 3.15 pm.

The names on the list include: Ahmed Tijjani, Bosun Tijjani, Dr. Maryam Shetti, Ishak Salako, Tunji AlausA, Tanko Sununu, Adegboyega Oyetola, Atiku Bagudu, Bello Matawalle, Ibrahim Geidam, Simon Bako Lalong, Lola Adejo, and Shuaibu Abubakar.

Others are Tahir Mamman, Aliyu Sabi, Alkali Ahmed, Heineken Lokpobiri, Uba Maigari, and Zephaniah Jissalo.

Last week, Gbajabiamila submitted the much-awaited ministerial list to Akpabio, which initially had only 28 names. However, the 1999 Constitution requires that each state must have a representative in the ministerial cabinet.

Among the nominees announced by Akpabio were former governors of Kaduna, Ebonyi, Rivers, and Jigawa states – Nasir el-Rufai, Dave Umahi, Nyesom Wike, and Abubakar Badaru, respectively.

Other notable names on the list include former Lagos Commissioner of Finance, Wale Edun, and Tinubu’s current special adviser on Communications and Special Duties, Dele Alake.

The list also includes Abubakar Momoh, Ambassador Yusuf Maitama, Arch Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, Barr. Hannatu Musawa, Chief Uche Nnaji, and Dr. Betta Edu.

Dr. Doris Aniche Uzoka, Hon. Ekperikpe Ekpo, Nkiru Onyejeocha, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, Hon. Stella Okotete, Hon. Uju Ohaneye, and Mr. Bello Muhammad were also named.

In addition, Mr. Lateef Fagbemi SAN, Mr. Muhammad Idris, Mr. Waheed Adebayo Adelabu, Mrs. Suleiman Ibrahim, Prof. Ali Pate, Prof. Joseph U, Sen. Abubakar Kyari, Sen John Owan-Enoh, and Sen. Sani Abubakar Danladi were among the nominees in the list.

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