President Muhammadu Buhari has finally sent his list of ministerial nominees to the Senate.
This was made known by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, who read out the president's letter at plenary on Tuesday.
The president appointed a total of 43 ministers from the 36 states and Abuja.
Among the appointees are former Akwa Ibom State governor, Godswill Akpabio, senior lawyer Festus Keyamo, ex-Benue governor George Akume and 40 other nominees.
The president also retained Babatunde Fashola, Chris Ngige and a few other returnee ministers.
The appointments were made across the six geopolitical zones.
The Senate President noted that screening of the ministerial nominees will commence on Wednesday and "legislative activities will take the back stage."
Mr Lawan had hinted of the Senate receiving the ministerial nominees list last week.
President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn-in for a second term on May 29 after winning re-election in February. The constitution of his cabinet comes almost two months after his swearing-in.
Names of Ministerial Nominees State
Dr Uchechukwu Ogah Abia Muhammad Musa Bello Adamawa Godswill Akpabio Akwa Ibom Chris Ngige Anambra Sharon Ikeazor Anambra Adamu Adamu Bauchi Mariam Katagum Bauchi Timipre Sylva Bayelsa George Akume Benue Mustapha Baba Shehuri Borno Goddy Jedi Agba Cross River Festus Keyamo Delta Ogbonnaya Onu Ebonyi Osagie Ehanire Edo Clement Anade Agba Edo Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo Ekiti Geoffrey Onyeama Enugu Ali Isa Ibrahim Pantami Gombe Emeka Nwajiuba Imo Suleiman Adamu Jigawa Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed Kaduna Mohammed Mahmoud Kaduna Sabo Nanono Kano Maj Gen. Bashir Magashi Kano Hadi Sirika Katsina Abubakar Malami Kebbi Ramatu Tijani Kogi Lai Mohammed Kwara Gbemisola Saraki Kwara Babatunde Raji Fashola Lagos Adeleke Mamora Lagos Mohammed H. Abdullahi Nasarawa Zubairu Dada Niger Olamilekan Adegbiti Ogun Tayo Alasoadura Ondo Rauf Aregbesola Osun Sunday Dare Oyo Pauline Tallen Plateau Rotimi Amaechi Rivers Mohammed Maigari Dangadi Sokoto Saleh Mamman Taraba Abubakar B. Aliyu Yobe Sadiya Umar Faruk Zamfara
QueenEsther Iroanusi covers the National Assembly for PREMIUM TIMES. She is a 2018 Female Reporters Leadership Programme fellow of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism. She has a degree in French. She can be reached on Twitter @QueenExtha
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