The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) Senator Abdullahi Gumel said documentation for all 28 ministerial nominees has commenced.
Gumel, who disclosed this to reporters in Abuja, said the nominees are to visit the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) at the National Assembly between Friday 28th and Sunday 30th July for necessary documentation ahead of screening, which commences on Monday, July 31, 2023.
“Documentation for ministerial nominees has commenced and all nominees are expected to complete all necessary processes before the screening.
“The office will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for this purpose, this is to enable all nominees complete the process before the screening,” Gumel said.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Thursday forwarded a list containing 28 ministerial nominees to the Senate for decreeing and confirmation for appointment.
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Senate President Godswill Akpabio read the list at plenary after receiving it from the Chief of Staff to the President, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.
Senate President Godswill Akpabio who read the much anticipated list at plenary, said more nominees would still be forwarded by the President.
The ministerial nominees include Hon. (Engr) Abubakar Momoh (Edo); Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar CON, Architect Ahmad Dangiwa (Katsina); Barr. Hannatu Musawa (Katsina); Chief Uche Nnaji (Enugu); Dr. Betta Edu (Cross River); Dr. Doris Aniche Uzoka (Imo); Senator David Umahi (Ebonyi); ex-Governor Nyesom Wike (Rivers); ex-Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa); ex-Governor Nasir Ahmed El-rufai (Kaduna); Hon, Ekperikpe Ekpo (Akwa Ibom) and Hon. Nkiru Onyejeocha (Abia).
Others are: Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo (Ondo); Hon. Stella Okotete (Delta); Mr Bello Muhammad Goronyo (Sokoto); Hon. Uju Kennedy Ohanenye (Anambra); Mr. Dele Alake (Ekiti); Barr. Lateef Fagbemi SAN (Kwara); Mr. Muhammad Idris (Niger); Mr. Olawale Edun (Ogun); Mr. Waheed Adebayo Adelabu (Oyo); Mrs Iman Sulaiman Ibrahim (Nasarawa); Prof. Ali Pate (Bauchi); Prof. Joseph Utsev (Benue); Senator Abubakar Kyari (Borno); Senator John Enoh (Cross River) and Senator Sani Abubakar Danladi (Taraba).
According to the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Yemi Adaramodu (APC – Ekiti South), the screening of the nominees by the Committee of the Whole of the Senate would begin on Monday.