Former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, former governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, former governor of Anambra State, Chris Ngige, former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, and the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Lai Mohammed, have made President Muhammadu Buhari’s Ministerial list, online newspaper, TheCable Reports.
Malami Abubakar, SAN, a former National Legal Adviser to the defunct Congress for Progressives Change; Aisha Alhassan, a former governorship candidate of the APC in Taraba State; and Amina Mohammed, a special adviser to the Secretary-General of the United nations, Ban Ki-Moon, also made the ministerial list. Same for a former finance commissioner in Ogun State, Kunle Adeosun.
Curiously, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Ibe Kachikwu, is said to be on the list, perhaps to combine his headship of the NNPC with junior petroleum minister. portfolio. Buhari has already announced himself as the substantive Minister of Petroleum.
The newspaper was the first to break the news about Buhari’s Ministerial nominees list reaching the Senate in the evening of Wednesday.
Sources said President Buhari sent 21 names as Ministerial nominees to the Senate President, with plans to send others very early on Tuesday before plenary session.
The Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, in company with the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, delivered the list in a sealed envelope to the Senate President in his office.
Saraki, who left the office around 5:30pm, later spoke to journalists through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Alhaji Yusuph Olaniyonu, explaining that the list would be read on the floor during plenary Tuesday next week.