Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, has formally requested the Nigerian Senate for approval of ministerial nominees to fill the vacancies in FEC, the Federal Executive Council, created by the resignation of ministers who participated in the party primaries.
In a letter that was read by the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari said the nominees would replace the former ministers that resigned from his cabinet.
The letter read: “In accordance with Section 8 Subsection 2 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I hereby forward the underlisted ministerial nominees for your confirmation.”
The ministerial nominees are: Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh – Abia State, Umana Okon Umana – Akwa Ibom State, Egwumakama Joseph Nkama – Ebonyi State, and Goodluck Nnana Opiah – Imo State.
Others are: Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub – Kano State, Ademola Adewole Adegoroye – Ondo State, and Odum Odih – Rivers State.