Nigerian Senate Confirms 45 Ministerial Nominees Out Of 48 – Rejects El-Rufai, Okotete & Danladi

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed 45 out of the 48 ministerial nominees of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. However, the Senate failed to confirm the nomination of the immediate past Governor  of Kaduna State and the ministerial nominee from Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai as a minister of the Federal  Republic of Nigeria.

After its seven days of screening of the forty eight ministerial nominees sent to it for screening by President Tinubu, the Senate  did not also confirm the appointment of the former Deputy Governor  of Taraba  State and a Ministerial  nominee  from Taraba State, Senator  Abubakar Danladi. Also not confirmed by the Senate for nomination is one of the Ministerial nominees from Delta State, Stella Okotete.

According to the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill  Akpabio,  the Senate did not clear the three because of security reports that must be cleared.

The full list of the 45 confirmed nominees are;

  1. Abubakar Kyari from Borno State

  2. Abubakar Momoh from Edo State

  3. Nyesom Wike from Rivers State

  4. Prof. Joseph Utsev from Benue State

  5. John Eno from Cross River State

  6. Bello Mohammed from Sokoto State

  7. Mohammed Badaru Abubakar from Jigawa State

  8. Yusuf Maitama Tuggar from Bauchi State

  9. Uju Ken Ohaneye from Anambra State

  10. Olubunmi Tunji Ojo from Ondo State

  11. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha from Abia State

  12. Betta Edu from Cross River State

  13. Imaan Suleiman from Nasarawa State

  14. David Umahi from Ebonyi State

  15. Adebayo Olawale Edun from Ogun State

  16. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa from Katsina State

  17. Uche Nnaji from Enugu State

  18. Dele Alake from Ekiti State

  19. Waheed Adebayo Adelabu from Oyo State

  20. Muhammad Idris from Niger State

  21. Prof. Ali Pate from Bauchi State

  22. Dr Doris Uzoka from Imo State

  23. Lateef Fagbemi (San) from Kwara State

  24. Ekperikpe Ekpo from Akwa Ibom State

  25. Hannatu Musawa from Katsina State

  26. Ibrahim Geidam from Yobe State

  27. Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi from Niger State

  28. Heineken Lokpobiri from Bayelsa State

  29. Alkali Ahmed Sa’eed from Gombe State

  30. Dr. Yusuf Tanko Sununu from Kebbi State

  31. Atiku Bagudu from Kebbi State

  32. Bello Matawalle from Zamfara State

  33. Adegboyega Oyetola from Osun State

  34. Simon Bako Lalong from Plateau State

  35. Abdullahi Tijjani Gwarzo from Kano State

  36. Bosun Tijjani from Ogun State

  37. Dr Mariya Mahmoud from Kano State

  38. Dr Isiyaka Salako from Ogun State

  39. Dr Tunji Alausa from Lagos State

  40. Lola Ade John from Lagos State

  41. Prof. Tahir Mamman from Adamawa State

  42. Zephaniah Jissalo from F.C.T

  43. Uba Maigari Ahmadu from Taraba State

  44. Shuaibu Abubakar Audu from Kogi State

  45. Festus Keyamo (San) from Delta State

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