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Ministerial List 8 nominees screened by DSS

Oil prices are dwindling and Nigeria will need to diversify but in the short term, increasing the nation’s Internally Generated Revenue is the key.

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President Muhammadu Buhari play

President Muhammadu Buhari

(Bayo Omoboriowo)

Reports say some individuals have been screened by the Department of State Security, ahead of President Buhari's September deadline for the appointment of ministers.

One of the nominees said  ‘‘What was done was not physical screening but mainly background checking.”

President Buhari addressing Nigerian army in Kadunaon Saturday, September 12, 2015 play

President Buhari addressing Nigerian army in Kadunaon Saturday, September 12, 2015

(Linda Ikeji)

 

According to Punch Newspapers, the individuals who have been screened are:

1. Former Managing Director of Nigerian Breweries Limited, Mr. Festus Odimegwu.

2. Former presidential candidate, Prof. Pat Utomi.

3. Former Governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola.

4. Lagos-lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN).

Department of Security Service(DSS) operatives. play

Department of Security Service(DSS) operatives.

(sunnewsonline)

 

5. Former Chief of Army, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazu (rtd.)

6. Ex-chief executive of the Federal Inland Revenue, Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui-Okaru.

7. Former finance commissioner in Lagos State, Mr. Wale Edun.

8. Former National Legal Adviser to the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, Abubakar Malami (SAN).

DSS Director General, Lawal Daura with President Muhammadu Buhari play

DSS Director General, Lawal Daura with President Muhammadu Buhari

(LIB)

 

Punch Newspaper also reports that a source said “Oil prices are dwindling and Nigeria will need to diversify but in the short term, increasing the nation’s Internally Generated Revenue is the key. Tinubu explained to Buhari that when former President Olusegun Obasanjo withheld Lagos State allocations, Edun and Fowler helped to ensure that the state’s IGR increased exponentially.’’

Punch also reports that Olagunsoye Oyinlola said ‘‘To the best of my knowledge, I have not been called. May be they called others, not me.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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