Buhari Submits List of Cabinet Nominees to Senate (full list)


President Muhammadu Buhari has finally sent his list of ministerial nominees to the Senate.

This was made known by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, who read out the president’s letter at plenary on Tuesday.

The president appointed a total of 43 ministers from the 36 states and Abuja.

Among the appointees are former Akwa Ibom State governor, Godswill Akpabio, senior lawyer Festus Keyamo, ex-Benue governor George Akume and 40 other nominees.

The president also retained Babatunde Fashola, Chris Ngige and a few other returnee ministers.

The appointments were made across the six geopolitical zones.

The Senate President noted that screening of the ministerial nominees will commence on Wednesday and “legislative activities will take the back stage.”

Mr Lawan had hinted of the Senate receiving the ministerial nominees list last week.

President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn-in for a second term on May 29 after winning re-election in February. The constitution of his cabinet comes almost two months after his swearing-in.

Names of Ministerial Nominees    State

Dr Uchechukwu Ogah    Abia
Muhammad Musa Bello    Adamawa
Godswill Akpabio    Akwa Ibom
Chris Ngige    Anambra
Sharon Ikeazor    Anambra
Adamu Adamu    Bauchi
Mariam Katagum    Bauchi
Timipre Sylva    Bayelsa
George Akume    Benue
Mustapha Baba Shehuri    Borno
Goddy Jedi Agba    Cross River
Festus Keyamo    Delta
Ogbonnaya Onu    Ebonyi
Osagie Ehanire    Edo
Clement Anade Agba    Edo
Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo    Ekiti
Geoffrey Onyeama    Enugu
Ali Isa Ibrahim Pantami    Gombe
Emeka Nwajiuba    Imo
Suleiman Adamu    Jigawa
Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed    Kaduna
Mohammed Mahmoud    Kaduna
Sabo Nanono    Kano
Maj Gen. Bashir Magashi    Kano
Hadi Sirika    Katsina
Abubakar Malami    Kebbi
Ramatu Tijani    Kogi
Lai Mohammed    Kwara
Gbemisola Saraki    Kwara
Babatunde Raji Fashola    Lagos
Adeleke Mamora    Lagos
Mohammed H. Abdullahi    Nasarawa
Zubairu Dada    Niger
Olamilekan Adegbiti    Ogun
Tayo Alasoadura    Ondo
Rauf Aregbesola    Osun
Sunday Dare    Oyo
Pauline Tallen    Plateau
Rotimi Amaechi    Rivers
Mohammed Maigari Dangadi    Sokoto
Saleh Mamman    Taraba
Abubakar B. Aliyu    Yobe
Sadiya Umar Faruk    Zamfara

QueenEsther Iroanusi covers the National Assembly for PREMIUM TIMES. She is a 2018 Female Reporters Leadership Programme fellow of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism. She has a degree in French. She can be reached on Twitter @QueenExtha

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