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Senate transmits names of 45 confirmed ministerial nominees to Tinubu

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The Nigerian Senate has officially transmitted the names of 45 confirmed ministerial nominees to the Presidency, according to statements made by the Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate) to the president, Abdullahi Gumel.

In an interview with journalists at the National Assembly on Tuesday, Gumel explained that the increase in the number of ministerial nominees from the previous administration’s 42 to the current 48 was due to the decision to separate some previously merged ministries, including the Ministry of Works and Housing.

Gumel expressed appreciation to the Senators for their commitment to the screening and confirmation process, which led to the successful approval of the nominees. The Senate’s decision to suspend their recess to undertake this important task was noted as a significant step in the confirmation process.

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On Monday, the Senate confirmed 45 out of the 48 ministerial nominees submitted by President Bola Tinubu. Notably, the confirmation process encountered an obstacle for three of the nominees, including former Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Stella Okotete from Delta State, and Abubakar Danladi from Taraba State.

These three individuals were not confirmed due to ongoing security checks, as stated by Senate President Godswill Akpabio.

Among the successful nominees cleared by the Senate are Festus Keyamo, Mariya Mahmoud, Lola Ade-John, Bosun Tijani, Isiak Salako, Tahir Mamman, Maigari Ahmadu, Zephaniah Jisalo, Shuaibu Audu, Yusuf Sununu, and others.

The confirmation underscores the Senate’s thorough scrutiny and commitment to ensuring qualified individuals are appointed to these critical positions.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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