El-Yakub, Opiah relieved from screening, as Senate confirms Buhari’s new ministerial nominees
The Senate in Nigeria on Wednesday confirmed the nominations of seven ministerial nominees forwarded to it by President Muhammadu Buhari last week.
The confirmed nominees are Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub from Kano State; Ikoh Henry Ikechukwu from Abia State; Ekumankana Joseph Nkama from Ebonyi State and Goodluck Nana Opiah from Imo State.
Others are Umana Okon Umana from Akwa-Ibom State; Adenola Adewole Adegoroye from Ondo State and Udum Udi from Rivers State.
Confirmation of the nominees followed four hours of screening carried out on each of the nominees.
But the nominees from Imo and Kano States were given the treatment of take a bow and go on account of previously been members of the House of Representatives at different times between 2003 and 2019.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan after the confirmation, urged the ministers-designate to give in their best in whatever offices assigned to.
He said the shortness of time they have to serve should not discourage them from making the required impacts in whatever portfolio given.
“Ten or eleven months are enough for anybody driven with passion for national service, to make impacts and add the required value to good governance “, he said.
Assuring Nigerians of their readiness to put in their best within the available limited time, the nominee from Imo State, Goodluck Nana Opiah said 24 hours is enough to make impacts in governance.
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