President Muhammadu Buhari has sent seven names to the Senate as replacements for ministers who resigned their appointments recently.
The confirmation request was contained in a letter read on the floor of the Senate during the start of plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday.
President Buhari in the letter explained that the request was made in accordance with Section 147(2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).
The nominees are Jerry Ikechukwu Iko (Abia State); Umana Okon Umana (Akwa Ibom State), Ikumakaman Joseph Ukama (Ebonyi State), Goodluck Nnana Ordia (Imo State), Umar Ibrahim El-Yakukub, (Kano State), Ademola Adewole Adegoroye, Ondo State and Odum Odi (Rivers State).
Lawan said copies of their Curriculum Vitae were attached to the letter for the consideration of the Senate. The president expressed hope that the exercise will “receive the usual expeditious consideration” of the distinguished members of the senate.