July 18, 2024

Spokesperson of the Nigerian Senate Yemi Adaramodu has said the three ministerial nominees yet to be confirmed may be reinvited.

The three ministerial nominees yet to be confirmed are the immediate past governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, Senator Abubakar Danladi from Taraba State, and ex-Nexim Bank Managing Director, Stella Okotete (Delta State).

On Monday, 45 appointees of President Bola Tinubu were approved and confirmed by the Senate after a voice vote.

However, the red chamber withheld the ministerial confirmation of El-Rufai and two others pending “security clearance”.

Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Tuesday, Adaramodu said the question raised about the trio is an ongoing issue.

He said once the Senate is satisfied and there is a need to invite them to the chamber for the re-confirmation and re-screening, then it will be done.

Adaramodu added that “if security is not satisfied, Senate cannot be satisfied and that it depends on what security agencies and the person that nominates them say.”

Meanwhile, the 45 nominees cleared by the Senate are Festus Keyamo, Mariya Mahmoud, Lola Ade-John, Bosun Tijani, Isiak Salako, Tahir Mamman, Maigari Ahmadu, Zephaniah Jisalo, Shuaibu Audu, Yusuf Sununu, Bello Matawalle, Alkali Saidu, Ahmed Gwarzo, Atiku Bagudu, Simon Lalong, Ibrahim Gaidam, Aliu Abdullahi, Gboyega Oyetola, Heineken Lokpobiri and Tunji Alausa.

Others are Dele Alake, Lateef Fagbemi, Muhammad Idris, Ali Pate, Doris Uzoka, Dave Umahi, Wale Edun, Uche Nnaji, Adebayo Adelabu, Ekperikpe Ekpo, Hannatu Musawa, Musa Dangiwa, Nyesom Wike; Abubakar Kyari, Nkiruka Onyejeocha, Bello Muhammad, Badaru Abubakar, Joseph Utsev, Olubunmi Ojo, Betta Edu, Uju Kennedy Ohaneye, Abubakar Momoh, John Enoh, Iman Suleiman Ibrahim, and Yusuf Tuggar.

 

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