Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki yesterday formally communicated to President Muhammadu Buhari the confirmation by the Senate of 18 nominees whose names were among those forwarded to the legislative body on September 30 for consideration for ministerial appointment.
This, according to a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, is contained in an official letter sent to the President through the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Legislative Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang.
Saraki informed the President that the Senate has found the 18 nominees who have gone through its confirmation hearing suitable to occupy the office of ministers of the Federal Republic as provided for in Section 147 (2) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended.
He listed the nominees whose appointments by the President have been confirmed as Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, Chief Audu Innocent Ogbeh, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Danbazau, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Hajiya Amina Ibrahim Mohammed, Engr. Suleiman Adamu and Alhaji Ibrahim Usman Jibril.
Others are Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Abubakar Malami (SAN), Dr. Chris Nwabueze Ngige, Sen. Aishat Jummai Al-Hassan, Barr. Solomon Dalong, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun and Sen. Hadi Sirika.