Ahead of Tuesday’s screening and confirmation of the first batch of ministerial nominees by the Senate, President Muhammadu Buhari Monday submitted a second list of nominees to the Senate President Bukola Saraki.
The names of ministerial nominees likely to have made the new list include
- Dr. Okechukwu Enyinna Enelamah (Abia State)
- Mr. James Ocholi (Kogi State)
- Professor Isaac Adewole (Osun State)
- Professor Claudis Omoleye Daramola (Ondo State)
- Hon. Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim (Yobe State),
- Alhaji Adamu Adamu.
- Professor Anthony Anwuka (Imo State)
- Senator Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa State)
- Brig.-Gen. Dan Ali (rtd), and Hajia Aisha Abubakar.
Enelamah, a medical doctor, is the Co-Founder and CEO of African Capital Alliance, a leading private equity firm on the African continent. He has a wealth of experience in investment banking having worked for Goldman Sachs in London and New York and Arthur Anderson in Nigeria, and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a CFA charter. He has served on a number of boards of blue chip companies including Dorman Long Engineering Ltd., Corner Stone Insurance Plc and UAC Nigeria Plc.
Daramola is a professor of education in the University of Ilorin, while Hon. Abba Ibrahim, a former first lady of Yobe State, is a past Commissioner for Transport in the state and a three-term member of the House of Representatives.
Adamu is a veteran journalist who once worked for New Nigerian Newspapers and was a member of Buhari’s Transition Committee.
Anwuka is a former Secretary to the Imo State Government;
Adewole is a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan and a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Ocholi was until recently the former National Deputy Legal Adviser of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who recently contested for the governorship ticket of the party in his state but lost to Abubakar Audu. He was earlier a governorship aspirant on the platform of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the state.
Senator Lokpobiri represented Bayelsa West Senatorial District in the National Assembly until 2015 and was once Speaker of the state assembly
Brig-Gen. Mansur Dan Ali just chaired the APC Bayelsa State Gubernatorial Primary Committee after the first botched primary in the state.