The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday announced the names of 16 new ministerial nominees submitted to by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The list of the nominees was presented to Mr. Saraki on Monday by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.
Mr. Kyari was accompanied by the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Affairs (Senate), Ita Enang.
The new nominees are a member of the House of Representatives from Yobe State, Kadija Bukar Ibrahim; a former Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly and ex-senator, Heineken Lokpobiri; the legal adviser of the All Progressives Congress, James Ocholi, SAN; and the immediate past Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Isaac Adewole.
The others are Thaddeus Omoleye Daramola, Anthony Onwuka, Jeffery onyema, M. Dan Ali, Zainab Ahmed, Okechukwu Elelema, Muhammadu Bello, Mustapha Baba Sheturi, Aisha Abubakar, Adamu Adamu, Pascal Husseini and Abubakar Bawa.
Mr. Buhari had earlier sent a list containing 21 nominees to the senate for confirmation as ministers.
The senate commenced the screening of the nominees Tuesday.
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