Buhari President withdraws Ibeto’s nomination, forwards Bawa for Niger

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that another nominee, Abubakar Bawa, also from Niger was forwarded yesterday to the senate to replace Ibeto.

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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari addresses attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz play Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari addresses attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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President Muhammadu Buhari has withdrawn the nomination of Mr Musa Ibeto (Niger State) for confirmation as minister by the senate

.The withdrawal is contained in the president’s letter to the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki during plenary on Wednesday.

Buhari did not give any reason for the withdrawal of the nominee.

The letter reads: "I write to withdraw the nomination of Ahmed, earlier submitted for confirmation as a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that another nominee, Abubakar Bawa, also from Niger was forwarded yesterday to the senate to replace Ibeto.

The replacement has now brought the number of ministerial nominees before the senate to 36.

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