Breaking: Senate confirms Buhari’s new ministerial nominees




The Senate Wednesday confirmed the nominations of seven ministerial nominees forwarded to it by President Muhammadu Buhari last week .

The confirmed nominees are Ikoh Henry Ikechukwu from Abia State , Umana Okon Umana from Akwa – Ibom State , Ekumankana Joseph Nkama from Ebonyi State and Good luck Nana Opiah from Imo State .

Others are Umar Ibrahim El – Yakub from Kano State , Adenola Adewole Adegoroye from Ondo State and Udum Udi from Rivers State .

Confirmation of the nominees followed four hours of rigorous 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 what ever 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 , Good luck Nana Opiah said 24 hours is enough to make impacts in governance.

Opiah who spoke to Senate Correspondent after his screening said, the ten or eleven months available to serve as Hon Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in whatever ministry, will be optimally utilised in adding values to Good Governance. 

“Shortness of time to me is no hindrance for good performance in whatever national assignment given.

“I am very ready and passionate to give my all , in turning around for better any sector given to supervise as Minister. 

“This appointment is a call to serve and I’m patriotically ready for the task,” he said. 

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