Se­nate to screen Amaechi, Fashola, Aisha, oth­ers Tues­day

Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - By Is­mail Mu­dashir, Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi & Muideen Olaniyi

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CHRIS NGIGE - Anam­bra KAY­ODE FAYEMI- Ek­iti RO­TIMI AMAECHI - Rivers BA­BATUNDE FASHOLA -La­gos AB­DUL­RAH­MAN DAN­BAZAU-Kano AISHA AL­HAS­SAN - Taraba OG­BONAYA ONU- Abia KEMI ADEO­SUN -Ogun ABUBAKAR MALAMI (SAN) - Kebbi SEN HADI SIRIKA –Katsina BARR. ADE­BAYO SHITTU - Oyo SULEIMAN ADAMU -Ji­gawa SOLOMON DA­LONG - Plateau IBE KACHIKWU - Delta OSAGIE EHANIRE - Edo AUDU OG­BEH - Benue LAI MO­HAMMED - Kwara AHMED MUSA IBETO - Niger AMINA MO­HAMMED - Kaduna UDOMA UDO UDOMA - Akwa Ibom IBRAHIM US­MAN JIB­RIL - Nasarawa

Se­nate will next Tues­day com­mence the screen­ing of min­is­te­rial nom­i­nees sub­mit­ted by Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari.

The Se­nate Pres­i­dent, Bukola Saraki had af­ter un­veil­ing the min­is­te­rial list dur­ing yesterday’s ple­nary said the screen­ing of nom­i­nees would start from next Tues­day.

Our cor­re­spon­dent re­ports that first on the min­is­te­rial list which has five for­mer gover­nors was Abubakar Malami (SAN) who was the le­gal ad­viser of the de­funct Congress for Pro­gres­sive Change (CPC).

The list also con­sists of for­mer gover­nors Ro­timi Amaechi of Rivers State, Ba­batunde Fashola, La­gos State, Dr. Kay­ode Fayemi, Ek­iti State, Sen­a­tor Chris Ngige, Anam­bra state and Dr. Og­bonaya Onu who was for­mer gover­nor of old Abia State.

Also on the list are Taraba State All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date in the 2015 elec­tions, Aisha Jum­mai Al­has­san, APC Na­tional Pub­lic­ity Sec­re­tary, Al­haji Lai Mo­hammed, Kwara State and for­mer gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date of the de­funct Congress for Pro­gres­sives Change (CPC) in Oyo State, Ade­bayo Shittu.

Oth­ers on the list are Group Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, NNPC, Dr. Em­manuel Ibe Kachikwu, Delta State; ex-Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ab­dul­rah­man Dam­bazau, Kano State; for­mer Na­tional Chair­man, Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) Audu Og­beh, Benue State; Spe­cial Ad­viser to UN Sec­re­tary Gen­eral on Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals (SDGs) Amina Ibrahim and for­mer deputy gover­nor of Niger State, Musa Ibeto.

Also on the min­is­te­rial list are Sen­a­tor Udoma Udo Udoma, Akwa Ibom State; Sen­a­tor Hadi Sirika who rep­re­sented Katsina Cen­tral in the last Se­nate, and Engi­neer Suleiman Adamu, Ji­gawa State; Bar­ris­ter Solomon Da­long, Plateau State; Mrs. Kemi Adeo­sun, Ogun State; Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Edo ; and Ibrahim Us­man Jib­ril, Nasarawa State.

Read­ing the Pres­i­dent’s let­ter, Saraki said the list was sub­mit­ted in line with sec­tion 147 (2) of the 1999 Con­sti­tu­tion.

But soon af­ter the let­ter was read, the Mi­nor­ity Leader, Sen­a­tor Godswill Ak­pabio raised a con­sti­tu­tional point of or­der, say­ing “each state must have a min­is­ter but what we have now is 21”

How­ever Saraki told him that the Pres­i­dent had said he would sub­mit the names of the re­main­ing nom­i­nees soon.

Ad­dress­ing news­men on the list, the spokesper­son of the Se­nate, Dino Me­laye said the screen­ing would take place from Tues­day to Thurs­day next week.

How­ever, one of the min­is­te­rial nom­i­nees and a for­mer gover­nor of Ek­iti State, Dr Kay­ode Fayemi, has de­scribed Pres­i­dent Buhari as a “sur­prise master” for nom­i­nat­ing him as a min­is­ter with­out in­form­ing him de­spite their close­ness.

Dr Fayemi, who fielded ques­tions yesterday at the na­tional sec­re­tar­iat of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) af­ter a brief meet­ing with party lead­ers, said the nom­i­na­tion came to him as a sur­prise.

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Ro­timi Amaechi

Ba­batunde Fashola

Mrs Kemi Adeo­sun

Dr Osagie Ehaneri

Sen­a­tor Aisha Jum­mai Al-Has­san

Abubakar Malami (SAN)

Ab­dul­rah­man Dam­bazau

Al­haji Lai Mo­hammed

Ahmed Musa Ibeto

Sen. Chris Ngige

Og­bon­naya Onu

Sen. Hadi Sirika

Kay­ode Fayemi

Audu Og­beh

Ade­bayo Shittu

Dr. Ibe Kacjikwu

Amina Ibrahim

Solomon Da­long

Sen. Udo Udoma

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