President Muhammadu Buhari has withdrawn the nomination of Mr Musa Ibeto (Niger State) for confirmation as minister by the senate
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The withdrawal is contained in the president’s letter to the senate, the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, during plenary on Wednesday.

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Buhari did not give any reason for the withdrawal of the nominee.

The letter reads: “I write to withdraw the nomination of Ahmed, earlier submitted for confirmation as a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.

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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that another nominee, Abubakar Bawa, also from Niger was forwarded yesterday to the senate to replace Ibeto.

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The replacement has now brought the number of ministerial nominees before the senate to 36.


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