President Muhammadu Buhari said that the first set of names for ministerial nominees for confirmation has been sent to the senate. Subsequent lists will be forwarded in due course.
He made this statement during his October 1st Independence Day Broadcast to Nigerians.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, had on Wednesday received the ministerial nominees list from the Presidency but said the content of the presidential communication would be read on Tuesday.
According to our Source, 21 names were contained in the list.
Former Chief of Army Staff, Abdulrahman Dambazau, former Governors: Rotimi Amaechi, Babatunde Fashola, Kayode Fayemi, Chris Ngige, Ogbonaya Onu were among the names forwarded to the senate.
Others in the list are a one time APC governorship flag bearer in Taraba, Aisha Alhassan, Hadi Sirika, Lai Mohammed, Amina Mohammed; A former commissioner of Ogun State, Kemi Adeosun, Malami Abubakar (SAN), Udo Udoma and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Emmanuel Kachikwu.
Kachikwu’s appointment will be to function as the junior minister taking charge of day-to-day affairs in the Petroleum sector while Buhari oversees it.
You will recall that while attending the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, Buhari stated that would be minister of petroleum resources.