Buhari Ministerial List 18 nominees who have been confirmed as ministers

The nominees were confirmed today, October 14, 2015, after being screened by the upper legislative chamber.

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The Nigerian Senate has confirmed 18 of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 36 ministerial nominees as Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The nominees were confirmed today, October 14, 2015, after being screened by the upper legislative chamber.

The 18 new ministers are:

  1. Dr. Chris Ngige (Anambra)

  2. Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti)

  3. Babatunde Fashola (Lagos)

  4. Abdurrahman Dambazau (rtd) (Kano)

  5. Aisha Alhassan (Taraba)

  6. Ogbonaya Onu (Abia)

  7. Kemi Adeosun (Ogun)

  8. Abubakar Malami SAN (Kebbi)

  9. Senator Sirika Hadi (Katsina)

  10. Solomon Dalong (Plateau)

  11. Ibe Kachikwu (Delta)

  12. Osagie Ehanire (Edo

  13. Udoma Udo-Udoma (Akwa Ibom)

  14. Ibrahim Jibril

  15. Audu Ogbeh (Benue)

  16. Amina Mohammed (Gombe)

  17. Ahmed Musa Bello

  18. Lai Mohammed

Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi was also due to be interviewed today but his screening was postponed till tomorrow, October 15 by the Senate.

Amaechi couldn’t be screened due to the inability of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to submit its report on the petition against him.

READ: Why Amaechi is Buhari's best ministerial nominee

The former governor’s nomination was challenged by three Senators from his state who cited the allegations of corruption levelled against him.

READ: Senate says PDP can't stop Amaechi from being confirmed as minister

The committee however decided that the charges couldn’t serve as grounds to prevent Amaechi’s confirmation as minister as the case was still pending in court.

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