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Senate Confirms 18-Ministerial Candidates

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The Nigerian senate confirmed 18 ministers on Wednesday, all of who have passed through the screening process.

However, the Senate were only able to screen eight candidates today, and there after had to halt the process and continue on Thursday.

More so, with the ten candidates screened on Tuesday, coupled with the eight who passed screening today, the Senate has confirmed a total of eighteen candidates as ministers, pending when other candidates get screened.

Senate President Bukola Saraki thereafter proceeded to reading the names of all 18 candidates who have been sreened so far, while asking his colleagues to confirm by saying “aye” or rejecting by saying “nay”.

The nominees now confirmed to be ministers are:

1. Udoma Udo Udoma

2. Kayode Fayemi

3. Audu Ogbe

4. Ogbonnaya Onu

5. Osagie Ehanire

6. Abdulrahman Dambazau

7. Lai Mohammed

8. Amina Mohammed

9. Suleiman Adamu

10. Ibrahim Jibril

11. Babatunde Fashola

12. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu

13. Abubakar Malami

14. Chris Ngige

15. Aisha Alhassan

16. Solomon Dalong

17. Kemi Adeosun

18. Hadi Sirika

Two outstanding nominees are still pending, they are; Adebayo Shittu of Oyo state and Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state.