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President Muhammadu Buhari has finally sent the list of his ministerial nominees to the Senate. Reports from TheCable reveal that the list was sent to the Nigerian Senate on Monday evening via Executive Communication, and it is expected to be read on the floor of the Senate today.

The Nigerian Senate had earlier announced it would be proceeding on a two-month recess on Thursday. This means the ministerial nominees are expected to be screened before the commencement of the legislative recess.

The list: Contrary to earlier speculations, only 12 ministers are re-appointed from the former cabinet. While the President appointed 36 ministers during his first term, the list increased to 43 ministers. This means each state, as well as each geopolitical zone, has a representative.

Senate announced ministerial list: Below is the full ministerial list sent in by President Muhammadu Buhari:

  • Dr. Ikechukwu Ogar (Abia State)
  • Muhammadu Musa Bello (Adamawa State)
  • Sen Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom State)
  • Dr. Chris Ngige (Anambra State)
  • Sharon O. Ikeazor (Anambra State)
  • Adamu Adamu (Bauchi State)
  • Amb Maryam Katagun (Bauchi State)
  • Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa State)
  • Sen. George Akume (Benue State)
  • Mustafa Baba Shewuye (Borno State)
  • Goddy Agba (Cross-River State)
  • Festus Keyamo (Delta State)
  • Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi State)
  • Dr. Osagie Ehanire (Edo State)
  • Clement Agba (Edo State)
  • Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo (Ekiti State)
  • Geofrey Onyeama (Enugu State)
  • Dr. Ali Ibrahim Isa Pantami (Gombe State)
  • Emeka Nwajuiba (Imo State)
  • Engr Suleman Adamu (Jigawa State)
  • Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed (Kaduna State)
  • Dr. Mohammed Mamood (Kaduna State)
  • Sabo Nanono (Kano State)
  • Maj. Gen. Bashir Saleh Magashi Rtd (Kano State)
  • Sen Hadi Sirika (Katsina State)
  • Abubakar Malami (Kebbi State)
  • Ramatu Tijani (Kogi State)
  • Lai Mohammed (Kwara State)
  • Sen Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara State)
  • Babatunde Raji Fashola (Lagos State)
  • Adeleke Olurunnimbe Mamora (Lagos State)
  • Mohammed H. Abdullahi (Nasarawa State)
  • Amb Zubairu Dada (Niger State)
  • Arc Olamilekan Adegbite (Ogun State)
  • Sen Tayo Alasaodura (Ondo State)
  • Rauf Aregbesola (Osun State)
  • Sunday Dare (Oyo State)
  • Pauline Talen (Plateau State)
  • Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers State)
  • Muhammadu Maigari Dangyadi (Sokoto State)
  • Engr. Saleh Mamman (Taraba State)
  • Abubakar D. Aliyu (Yobe State)
  • Sadiya Umar Farouk (Zamfara State)
NOTE: The report was updated to reflect the list announced by the Senate President



  1. God saves us in Nigeria,i have no critisim to makes but an observation.Senator Goodswill Akpabio have a case of corruption with effcc,let him clear himself of corruptionas Obj said God is a Nigerian,let the senate confirms Mr Goodswill apkabio.in previous govt.Ministers are GIVEN THEIR ALLOCATED POSTION,BEFORE THEY ARE FORWARDED TO THE SENATE.
    I SAID SO NOW,THE NON-PERFORMANCE OF PREVIOUS MINISTER,WHO DO WE HOLD RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR NON-PERFORMANCE,now why are we repeating this same mistake is,mr buhari making in his first cabinet.we are working in darkness here,we do not know who do we hold responsible,when things go wrong.
    Under obj govt,he gave his minister a piece of paper,once they passed thie screening,he all summoned them to his office seperately,after reading this piece of paper in his office,they asked obj “What is this “,and obj told them ” This is your letter of resignation for non-performance,now all of you get out of my office and makes Nigeria proud”


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