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JUST IN: Senate Begins Confirmation Hearing of Tinubu’s Ministerial Nominees

The Senate have commenced the confirmation hearing of President Bola Tinubu’s 28-man ministerial nominees.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the motion to commence the hearing was moved by the Senate Leader, Senator Dave Umahi.

The nominees were transmitted to the Senate last week by Tinubu through his Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila.

In addition to the 28 names already presented, Senate President Godswill Akpabio revealed that the President would forward more nominees for consideration.

The 28 ministerial nominees ate Hon. (Engr) Abubakar Momoh (Edo), Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar CON, Architect Ahmad Dangiwa (Katsina), Barr. Hannatu Musawa (Katsina), Chief Uche Nnaji (Enugu), Dr. Betta Edu (Cross River), Dr. Doris Aniche Uzoka (Imo), Senator David Umahi (Ebonyi), ex-Governor Nyesom Wike (Rivers), ex-Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa), ex-Governor Nasir Ahmed El-rufai (Kaduna), Hon, Ekperikpe Ekpo (Akwa Ibom), and Hon. Nkiru Onyejeocha (Abia), Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo (Ondo), Hon. Stella Okotete (Delta), Mr Bello Muhammad Goronyo (Sokoto), Hon. Uju Kennedy Ohanenye (Anambra), Mr. Dele Alake (Ekiti), Barr. Lateef Fagbemi SAN (Kwara), Mr. Muhammad Idris (Niger), Mr. Olawale Edun (Ogun), Mr. Waheed Adebayo Adelabu (Oyo), Mrs Iman Sulaiman Ibrahim (Nasarawa), Prof. Ali Pate (Bauchi), Prof. Joseph Utsev (Benue), Senator Abubakar Kyari (Borno), Senator John Enoh (Cross River), and Senator Sani Abubakar Danladi (Taraba).

The Senate is expected to conduct a thorough vetting of the nominees before making a decision on whether to confirm them.