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Senate Screens Newly-appointed Ministers

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

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

President Buhari, had 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 nominated ministers 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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