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Ministerial List Fayemi expresses shock at being nominated

Former Governor of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi has expressed shock at being nominated as minister.

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Former Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi

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The former Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode John Fayemi, has expressed shock at making the ministerial list submitted to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari.

READ: Full list of Ministerial nominees and their states of Origin

Speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday evening, Fayemi said:

"Well, to the extent that I was not told by the President that I was going to be on his list, yes, it came as a surprise. The President is a surprise master, let me put it that way.

He did not tell anyone to the best of my knowledge and I would have thought that I was in vantage position to know more than others.

I was with him for five days before then, I was with him in New York at the United Nation General Assembly and he never said a word about his list to me nor to anyone else.

We came back to Nigeria together, I was with him till 4:00pm on the evening he submitted the list to the President of the Senate and I didn’t have any clue of what is going to happen. So, to that extent I was pleasantly surprised.”

The Senate has said screening of the ministerial nominees will begin October 13.

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