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Senate Screens Buhari’s Ministerial Nominees

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The Senate has commenced the screening of the seven ministerial nominees forwarded to the red chamber by President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation.

The nominees, accompanied to the National Assembly by family members and supporters, are being screened individually by the upper chamber at the plenary.

Buhari, in a letter dated 15th June, 2022, requested the Senate to confirm the nomination of seven ministerial nominees.

He said the confirmation request was made in accordance with Section 147(2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended.

The nominees are: Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh – Abia State; Umana Okon Umana – Akwa Ibom State; Ekumankama Joseph Nkama- Ebonyi State; and Goodluck Nanah Opiah – Imo State.

Others are Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub – Kano State; Ademola Adewole Adegoroye – Ondo State; and Odum Udi – Rivers State.

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