Ministerial Lists: Breakdown Of Nominees By State, Gender And Region
10 months ago festus dada 0
President Muhammadu Buhari has finally forwarded the names of ministers-nominee to the Senate, to put an end to the long wait on the list.
Eight weeks after he was sworn in for another term in office, the President submitted the list of those who will form his new cabinet for confirmation.
Senate of the President, Senator Ahmed Lawan, read the names of the nominees on the floor of the Senate during plenary on Tuesday.
He said the candidates would be screened on Wednesday. Of the 43 names submitted, only seven were female – including the immediate past minister of finance who was nominated again by the President. Although President Buhari selected his cabinet members across all the geo-political zones in the country, the North-West produced the highest number of nominees while the South-East has the lowest.
Similarly, the President nominated 11 other former members of his cabinet apart from Mrs Ahmed. See the full list of nominees according to their geo-political zones:
NORTH-EAST (NE) – 7
Muhammadu Musa Bello – Adamawa State Adamu Adamu – Bauchi State (Returning) Mariam Katagum – Bauchi State (Female) Mustafa Baba Shehuri – Borno State Ali Isa Pantami – Gombe State Sale Mamman – Taraba State Abubakar Aliyu – Yobe State
NORTH-WEST (NW) – 9
Suleiman Adamu – Jigawa State NW Zainab Ahmed – Kaduna State (Female and Returning) Muhammad Mahmood – Kaduna State Sabo Nanono – Kano State Bashir Salihi Magashi – Kano State Hadi Sirika – Katsina State (Returning) Abubakar Malami – Kebbi State (Returning) Maigarai Dingyadi – Sokoto State (Returning) Sadiya Umar Faruk – Zamfara State (Female and Returning)
NORTH-CENTRAL – 7
George Akume – Benue State Ramatu Tijjani – Kogi State (Female) Mohammed Abdullahi – Nasarawa State Zubair Dada – Niger State Pauline Tallen – Plateau State Lai Mohammed – Kwara State Gbemisola Saraki – Kwara State (Female)
SOUTH-EAST (SE) – 6
Ikechukwu Ogah – Abia State Chris Ngige – Anambra State (Returning) Sharon Ikaezor – Anambra State (Female) Ogbonnaya Onu – Ebonyi State (Returning) Emeka Nwajiuba – Imo State Geoffrey Onyeama – Enugu State (Returning)
SOUTH-WEST (SW) – 7
Olamilekan Adegbite – Ogun State Babatunde Raji Fashola – Lagos State (Returning) Adeleke Mamora – Lagos State Niyi Adebayo – Ekiti State Olutayo Alasoadura – Ondo State Rauf Aregbesola – Osun State Sunday Dare – Oyo State
South-South (SS) – 7
Godswill Akpabio – Akwa Ibom State Timipre Sylva – Bayelsa State Festus Keyamo – Delta State Goddy Jedy Agba – Cross River Osagie Ehanire – Edo State (Returning) Clement Ike – Edo State Rotimi Amaechi – Rivers State (Returning)