The Senate has confirmed 45 nominees out of the 48 Ministerial nominations by President Bola Tinubu.
Those affected are Nasir El Rufai from Kaduna State, Abubakar Danladi from Taraba State and Stella Okotete from Delta State.
Those cleared are: Sen Abubakar Kyari (Borno ), Abubakar Momoh (Edo), Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Prof. Joseph Utsev (Benue), Sen. John Enoh (Cross River).
Others are Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo (Ondo), Dr Betta Edu (Cross River) Imaan Sulaiman (Nasarawa), Ahmed Dangiwa (Katsina), Uche Nnaji (Enugu),
“Bello Muhammad (Sokoto), Mohammed Badaru (Jigawa), Yusuf Tuggar (Bauchi), Uju-Ken Ohaneye (Anambra).
“Abdullahi Gwarzo (Kano), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Bello Matawalle (Zamfara), Tunji Alausa ( Lagos), Adegboyega Oyetola (Osun), Uba Ahmadu (Taraba).
“Lola John (Lagos), Dr Isiak Salako(Ogun), Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa), Dr Yusuf Sununu (Kebbi), Prof. Tahir Mamman (Adamawa), Zaphaniah Jisalo (FCT), Ibrahim Geidam (Yobe), Dr. Bosun Tijjani (Ogun).
“Shuaibu Abubakar Audu (Kogi), Sen. Sabi Abdullahi (Niger), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Sen.Alkali Ahmed (Gombe), Dr Mariya Bunkure (Kano), Festus Keyamo (Delta), Hannatu Musawa, Katsina State.
“Dr Dorris Uzoka (Imo), David Umahi, Ekperipe Ekpo (Akwa-Ibom), Nkiru Onyeojiocha (Abia), Dele Alake (Ekiti), Lateef Fagbemi (Kwara), Muhammad Idris (), Olawale Edun (Ondo) Adebayo Adelabu (Oyo) and Prof.Ali Pate (Bauchi).
Meanwhile, the nomination of Festus Keyamo was confirmed following his apology to the lawmakers for the allegation he leveled against the National Assembly members on the issue of N5 billiion naira meant for the implementation of the 774,000 Special Public Works Programme.
James Itodo, Edited By Grace Namiji
Written by: Elizabeth David