The News Nigeria has revealed two names of the people who may probably head the Finance and Defence Ministries in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
Okechukwu Enyinna Enelamah, one of latest ministerial appointees will be finance minister in Buhari’s cabinet.
Enelemah, 50 year-old chair of Nigeria’s biggest private equity firm, African Capital Alliance is one of the few of the 37 nominees.
He is a former Goldman Sachs banker, former medical doctor, a founder and chief executive of ACA, which has risen over $750 million in managed funds since its inception in 1997.
Another appointee, who was screened by the Senate is General Abdulrahman Dambazau, former chief of army staff. He will head Defence Ministry, just like Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu’s role is also clear: minister of state in the petroleum ministry.
President Buhari reportedly did not assign the portfolios of the 37 appointees, because there are plans to rearrange the ministries into about 18.
The situation unfolding is the appointment of two ministers per each ministry.
The leader of the nation wants nominees such as Enelamah on board in view of the need to find more creative ways to engineer Nigeria out of its present financial quagmire.
Recall, Buhari initially sent a list of 21 names to the Senate on 30 September, comprising former governors and politicians who generally helped the president to power in the 28 March poll. Among them were Raji Fashola, Kayode Fayemi, Rotimi Amaechi, Chris Ngige, Ahmed Ibeto, Lai Mohammed and others.
Yesterday the Senate confirmed 18 ministerial nominees.