The Senate received the names of seven ministerial nominees from President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation as ministers on Tuesday, June 21.
The confirmation request was contained in a letter addressed to Senate President Ahmad Lawan and read at the beginning of Tuesday’s plenary session.
President Buhari stated in the letter that the confirmation request complied with the provisions of Section 147 Subsection 2 of the 1999 amended Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The nominees for confirmation include:
- Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh – Abia
- Umana Okon Umana – Akwa Ibom
- Ekumankama Joseph Nkama- Ebonyi
- Goodluck Nana Opiah – Imo
- Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub – Kano
- Ademola Adewole Adegoroye – Ondo
- Odum Odi – Rivers
Buhari commands Emefiele, Akpabio, Amae chi, Sylva and others to step down immediately
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, May 11, President Buhari called on ministers who have declared their intention to run for the presidency in 2023 , to step down from their various positions with immediate effect.
One report quotes Buhari as saying at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting:
“I expect that other members of this council who want to become president will step down effective immediately.”
Other ministers who want to become governors, senators and members of the House of Representatives, are still seeking clarification on whether they are affected.
A source in the Cabinet said:
“It was not clear to us whether this directive would affect will have other ministers aspiring to become governors, senators and House representatives r members. We expect further clarifications soon.”
President Buhari gave the order towards the end of the weekly FEC meeting.
2023: Who will be my successor, Buhari speaks to Nigerians
Months after lifting the suspension from Twitter, now owned by Elon Musk, President Buhari Monday, May 2, took to the social media platform to to extend his heartfelt wishes to Nigerians, especially Muslims, upon the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.
President Buhari replied when asked who he would like to have as his anointed successor : “The person Nigerians are voting for.” This response came after Buhari was reminded that he had recently voted in favor of several All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidates.
Source: Legit. ng