President Muhammadu Buhari has withdrawn the nomination of Mr Musa Ibeto (Niger State) for confirmation as minister by the senate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

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”.

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

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