President Bola Tinubu has withdrawn the nomination of Dr Maryam Shetty as a ministerial nominee from Kano State.
Ministers: Tinubu Withdraws Nomination Of Dr. Shetty, Picks Keyamo
Tinubu’s directive is contained in a letter read by Nigeria’s President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio at Friday’s plenary.
According to the letter, Mariga Mahmud is to replace Dr Shetty as a ministerial nominee.
The President also announced Festus Keyamo SAN as a ministerial nominee.
This addition now takes the total number of Ministerial Nominees to 48.
Among those on the list who will appear before the lawmakers today are five former governors, three former federal lawmakers, two women and a host of others.
The former governors are Simon Lalong (Plateau), Ibrahim Geidam (Yobe), Bello Matawalle (Zamfara), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and Adegboyega Oyetola (Osun).
Also to be screened are former lawmakers, namely Sabi Abdullahi (Niger), Alkali Saidu (Gombe), Zephaniah Jisalo (FCT), and Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa), who is also a former minister of state for agriculture and rural development.
The 28 nominees screened earlier this week for three days (Monday to Wednesday) have yet to be confirmed by the Senators.
Sen. Godswill Akpabio- Senate President