Buhari sends nominations to the Senate for confirmation as Ministers
President Muhhamadu Buhari has sent the names of Professor Stephen Ikani Ocheni and Mr. Suleiman Hassan as Ministerial nominees for screening and subsequent confirmation.
This was contained in letter from the number one citizen and read by Senate President, Bukola Saraki during plenary today.
If confirmed, Professor Ikani Ocheni from kogi state would replace former Minister of state, Labour and Employment, Late Barrister James Ocholi who died in a road accident along Kaduna- Abuja road on the 6th of March, while Mr. Suleiman Hassan from Gombe would replace former Minister for Environment Mrs. Amina Mohammed who had gone to serve in the United Nations as a deputy Secretary General.
The list of ministerial nominees is coming at a time when the Senate resolved on issuing a 2-week suspension of President Buhari request for the screening of Resident Electoral Commissioners, based on what the lawmakers termed as disregard for its resolutions.