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The Senate on Monday confirmed the appointment of 45 ministerial nominees sent to it by President Bola Tinubu for screening and confirmation.
The red chamber screened all the nominees whose names were sent in three batches in six legislative days.
Three nominees including Nasir el-Rufai (former governor of Kaduna); Stella Okotete (Executive Director, Business Development of the Nigerian Export-Import Bank from Delta State) and Senator Abubakar Danladi (a former governor of Taraba State), were stepped down.
Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, said the three nominees who were not confirmed had to undergo security screening.from relevant security agencies.
Those who were screened are:
Sen.Abubakar Kyari (Borno State); Abubakar Momoh (Edo); Nyesom Wike (Rivers); Prof. Joseph Utsev (Benue); Sen. John Enoh ( Cross River); Bello Muhammad (Sokoto); Mohammed Badaru (Jigawa); Amb.Yusuf Tuggar, (Bauchi); and Uju-Ken Ohaneye (Anambra).
Others are, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo (Ondo); Dr. Betta .Edu (Cross River); Imaan Sulaiman (Nasarawa); Ahmed Dangiwa (Katsina), Chief Uche Nnaji (Enugu); Abdullahi Gwarzo (Kano); Simon Lalong (Plateau) and Bello Matawalle (Zamfara).
They also included, Tunji Alausa (Lagos) Adegboyega Oyetola (Osun); Uba Maigari Ahmadu (Taraba); Lola John (Lagos); Dr. Isiak Salako (Ogun); Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri – (Bayelsa); Dr Yusuf Sununu (Kebbi); .Prof. Tahir Mamman (Adamawa).
Also confirmed were, Zephaniah Jisalo (FCT); Ibrahim Geidam (Yobe); Dr. Bosun Tijjani (Ogun); Shuaibu Abubakar (Kogi); Sen. Sabi Abdullahi (Niger); Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) Sen.Alkali Ahmed (Gombe); Dr.Mariya Mahmoud (Kano); and Festus Keyamo (Delta)
The rest are, Hannatu Musawa (Katsina); Dr. Doris Aniche Uzoka (Imo) David Umahi (Ebonyi); Ekperipe Ekpo (Akwa Ibom); Nkiru Onyeojiocha (Abia); Dele Alake (Ekiti); Lateef Fagbemi (Kwara), Muhammad Idris (Niger); Olawale Edun (Ogun); Adebayo Adelabu (Oyo); Prof.Ali Pate (Bauchi).