President Muhammadu Buhari has sent names of 7 persons to the Nigerian Senate as replacements for ministers who resigned from his cabinet.
The ex-ministers resigned to contest the presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the 2023 general elections.
Buhari’s letter for their replacement was read by the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, during Tuesday’s plenary.
The letter read: “In accordance with Section 8 Subsection 2 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I hereby forward the underlisted ministerial nominees for your confirmation.”
The 7 ministerial nominees are:
Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh – Abia State
Umana Okon Umana – Akwa Ibom State
Egwumakama Joseph Nkama – Ebonyi State
Goodluck Nnana Opiah – Imo State
Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub – Kano State
Ademola Adewole Adegoroye – Ondo State
Odum Odih – Rivers State