President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sent a 43-man ministerial list to the Senate for screening and confirmation.
Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, was said to have personally submitted the ministerial list to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan in the early hours of Tuesday.
Lawan read the names of the nominees on the floor of the Senate immediately after a closed session held by the lawmakers.
Insiders said that the Senate President broke the news of the submission of the list of ministerial nominees at the closed session.
After reading the names of the nominees, Lawan announced that screening and confirmation of the nominees would begin on Wednesday.
The Senate President added that other legislative activities in the chamber would take back seat to ensure the speedy completion of the important assignment.
In the 43-name ministerial list, 11 were reappointed.
See the full list:
- Dr. Ikechukwu Ogah (Abia State)
- Mohammed Musa Bello (Adamawa State) reappointed
- Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom State)
- Chris Ngige (Anambra State) reappointment
- Sharon Ikeazor (Anambra State)
- Adamu Adamu (Bauchi State) reappointment
- Ambassador Maryam Katagun (Bauchi State)
- Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa State)
- George Akume (Benue State)
- Mustapha Baba Shehuri (Borno State) reappointment
- Goddy Jedy Agba (Cross River State)
- Festus Keyamo (Delta State)
- Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi State) reappointment
- Osagie Ehanire (Edo State) reappointment
- Clement Ike (Edo State)
- Richard Adeniyi Adebayo (Ekiti State)
- Geoffrey Onyeama (Enugu State) reappointment
- Ali Isa Pantami (Gombe State)
- Emeka Nwajiuba (Imo State)
- Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa State)
- Zainab Ahamed (Kaduna State) reappointment
- Muhammad Mahmood (Kaduna State)
- Sabo Nanono (Kano State)
- Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Kano State)
- Hadi Sirika (Katsina State) reappointment
- Abubakar Malami (Kebbi State) reappointment
- Ramatu Tijjani (Kogi State)
- Lai Mohammed (Kwara State)
- Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara State)
- Babatunde Fashola (Lagos State) reappointment
- Adeleke Mamora (Lagos State)
- Mohammed H. Abdullahi (Nasarawa State)
- Zubair Dada (Niger State)
- Olamilekan Adegbite (Ogun State)
- Tayo Alasoadura (Ondo State)
- Rauf Aregbesola (Osun State)
- Sunday Dare (Oyo State)
- Paulen Talen (Plateau State)
- Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers State)
- Maigarai Dingyadi (Sokoto State)
- Sale Mamman (Taraba State)
- Abubakar D. Aliyu (Yobe State)
- Sadiya Umar Faruk (Zamfara State)