Fashola, Amaechi make Buhari’s ministerial list

Fashola and Amaechi

Fashola AmaechiIn spite of well-oiled campaigns against their nomination, former Governors Babatunde Fashola and Rotimi Amaechi of Lagos and Rivers respectively have made the list of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees.

Joining them are former Ekiti Governor, Kayode Fayemi; former Abia Governor, Ogbonnaya Onu; former Anambra governor, Chris Ngige, and former Senator from Akwa Ibom, Mr. Udo Udoma.

Malami Abubakar, SAN, a former National Legal Adviser to the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC); Aisha Alhassan, a former governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State; and Amina Mohammed, a special adviser to the Secretary-General of the United nations, Ban Ki-Moon, also made the ministerial list.

Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Ibe Kachikwu, is said to be on the list, in a move designed to combine his headship of the NNPC with junior petroleum minister. portfolio.

Buhari has already announced himself as the substantive Minister of Petroleum.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, will on Tuesday unveil the full names of ministerial nominees sent to him on Wednesday by Buhari, his spokesman, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said in a late night statement.

“The list was submitted in a sealed envelope by Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari and Senator Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Legislative Matters (Senate).

“Dr. Saraki has, following the tradition of the Senate, decided to open the envelope and read out the names out to his colleagues on Tuesday, October 6, during the plenary sitting of the Upper legislative chamber,” the statement said.