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Buhari Submits Remaining List of Ministerial nominees


President Muhammadu Buhari has just submitted the remaining list of Ministerial nominees, Elombah.com has gathered.

The list contains the list of the remaining 16 Ministers, including the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Abubakar Bukola Saraki added three new photos on facebook and wrote: A few minutes ago, I received the second batch of ‪#‎TheList‬ of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees on behalf of the Nigerian Senate, delivered to me by Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to the President and Sen. Ita Enang, Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly (Senate).

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday forwarded the last batch of ministerial nominees to the Senate.‎

The Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, submitted the list to the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki.

The president had, on Thursday, September 30, sent the first batch which comprised 21 nominees.

Saraki will tomorrow open the second batch of ministerial list which was submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari for screening and confirmation.

Buhari, a former military ruler, has been criticized for failing to appoint ministers since taking office on May 29, while Africa’s biggest oil-dependent economy has been hit by a plunge in crude prices.

Among prominent names in the first list published by Saraki last week was Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, the GMD of NNPC.

Saraki did not specify portfolios, but oil industry sources say Kachikwu is expected to become state minister of petroleum to oversee daily operations under Buhari. The president has stated he would hold the petroleum ministry portfolio himself.

Buhari appointed Kachikwu, a former Exxon-Mobil manager, to head state-run Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) last August, after firing the previous board in an overhaul to fight graft and mismanagement.

Buhari’s other prominent nominations in the first published list included former state governors such as Babatunde Fashola, the former governor of the commercial capital, Lagos. He also proposed Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of the oil producing Rivers State.

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