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Buhari Nominates New Minister And Others, Seeks Senate Confirmation

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President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate seeking the confirmation of a ministerial nominee, Muazu Sambo, from Taraba State.

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, read Buhari’s letter at the upper chamber during plenary on Tuesday, adding that President Buhari also nominated some National Commissioners and Resident Electoral Commissioners to replace the outgoing ones.

The President had in September sacked the ministers of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono, and Power, Saleh Mamman.

President Buhari’s nominees for the National Commissioners and Resident Electoral Commissioners jobs are Malam Mohammed Haruna from Niger State as the North Central – National Commissioner, May Agbamuche Mbu, National Commissioner (Delta State); and Okeagu Kenneth Nnamdi, South East National Commissioner (Abia State).

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Also appointed are Major General A.B. Alkali (retd.) – Adamawa State, North East, National Commissioner; Professor Rada H. Gumus, Bayelsa State, South-South, National Commissioner; Mr. Sam Olumeku, Ondo State, South West, National Commissioner; and Olaniyi Olaleye Ijalaye, Ondo State, South West (Resident Electoral Commissioner.)

President Buhari equally sent the names of nominees of commissioners for the National Population Commission.

The nominees include Mr. Benedict Opong, Mrs Gloria Izofor, Barr. Mrs Patricia O. Iyayan Kuchi, Dr. Bala Haliru, and Dr Iyatayo Oyetunbi.


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