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Senate Suspends Annual Vacation To Screen Buhari’s Cabinet Nominees

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The Nigeria Senate on Tuesday has postponed its annual recess scheduled to begin on Friday to screen individuals President Muhammadu Buhari nominated for ministerial positions.

Naija News recalls that the Senate had earlier given Buhari till Friday to submit the list of ministerial nominees for screening, failure of which the red chamber will proceed on its two-month annual recess.

The list was sent to the Senate on Monday evening via executive communication.

President Buhari sent a list of 43 nominees to the upper legislative chambers.

The Chairman of the Senate Ad hoc Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Adedayo Adeyeye, said that the red chamber decided to move its vacation by a week to allow it do a thorough job in the screening of the 43 ministerial nominees.

Senator Adeyeye also disclosed that the Senate will also suspend its rules to allow the screening to last till as late as 10 pm from Wednesday.

He said the Senate will also sit on Friday and Monday which are usually not plenary days “so that we can finish the screening exercise between Wednesday and end of next week”.

Meanwhile, here is the full list of ministerial nominees:

1. Dr Uchechukwu Ogah (Abia)
2. Muhammad Musa Bello (Adamawa)
3. Sen Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom)
4. Chris Ngige (Anambra)
5. Sharon Ikeazu (Anambra)
6. Adamu Adamu (Bauchi)
7. Amb Mariam Katagum (Bauchi)
8. Timipre Silva (Bayelsa)
9. Sen. George Akume (Benue)
10. Mustapha Baba Shehuri (Borno)
11. Goddy Jedi Agba (Cross River)
12. Festus Keyamo (Delta)
13. Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi)
14. Dr Osagie Ehanire (Edo)
15. Clement Anade Agba (Edo)
16. Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo (Ekiti)
17. Geofery Oyeanma (Enugu)
18. Ali Isa Ibrahim pantami (Gombe)
19. Emeka Nwajuba (Imo)
20. Eng. Sulaiman Adamu (Jigawa)
21. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed (Kaduna)
22. Dr. Mohammed Mahmoud (Kaduna)
23. Sabo Nanono (Kano)
24. Maj Gen. Bashir Magashi (Kano)
25. Hadi Sirika (Katsina)
26. Abubarkar Malami (Kebbi)
27. Ramatu Tijani (Kogi)
28. Lai Mohammed (Kwara)
29. Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara)
30. Babatunde Raji Fashola (Lagos)
31. Sen. Adeleke Mamora (Lagos)
32. Mohammed H. Abdullahi (Nasarawa)
33. Amb. Zubairu Dada (Niger)
34. Olamilekan Adegbiti (Ogun)
35. Sen. Tayo Alasoadura (Ondo)
36. Rauf Aregbesola (Osun)
37. Sunday Dare (Oyo)
38. Pauline Tallen (Plateau)
39. Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers)
40. Mohammed Maigari Dangadi (Sokoto)
41. Eng. Saleh Mamman (Taraba)
42. Abubakar B. Aliyu (Yobe)
43. Sadiya Umar Faruk (Zamfara)



Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.