Nigerian Senate confirms ministerial nominees

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The president withdrew one nominee.

The Senate has confirmed 11 out of a dozen ministerial nominees forwarded to it by President Goodluck Jonathan.

The nominees were sent to the Senate on January 20.

Those confirmed include Akon Eyakenyi, Musiliu Obanikoro, Aminu Wali, Mohammed Wakil, Lawrencia Mallam, and Aliyu Gusau.

Others are Adewale Adesiyan, T.W. Danagogo, Asabe Ahmed, Boni Haruna, and Khaliru Alhassan.

One nominee Jamila Salik from Kano State, was, however, not confirmed. Ms. Salik’s nomination was withdrawn by the presidency.


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  • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

    Shekarau’s defection has unbalanced the equation in PDP. Mrs Salik is the first casuality.

    Shekarau is being considered for a ministarial slot instead of ambassadorial.

    Who is complaining of unfair treatment?

    • malik

      What is unfair treatment in a selective position?

      • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

        Selective position is even more complex than an earned position.

        Shekarau complained of not being recognized as an APC leader in Kano.

        Are such leaderships elective or selective?

  • Kano man

    Very, very unfair to jamila salik. Shows our president doesn’t really care about professional qualifications. 2015 first, then the people to serve Nigeria best