Buhari recommends, senate to approve new ministerial nominees

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[Abuja] Following the demise of Minister of State for Labour, Barr. James Ocholi, and the departure of the Minister for Environment, Ms Amina Mohammed, for a job at the United Nations, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent two names as ministerial nominees, for the Senate to confirm.

The letter which was sent to the Senate on Tuesday, revealed that the two nominees are from Kogi and Gombe state.

The Kogi nominee will be replacing the late Minister of State for Labour, Barr. James Ocholi while the nominee from Gombe would be replacing former Minister for Environment Ms Amina Mohammed who had gone to serve in the United Nations as a deputy Secretary General.

The list of ministerial nominees is coming at a time when the Senate stood down for two weeks consideration of the request of President Buhari for the appointment of Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs).

It should be noted that Barrister James Ocholi (Minister of State for Labour and Employment) who died in a ghastly motor accident along Kaduna-Abuja road in March 2016, will be replaced by Professor Stephen Ikani Ocheni (Kogi State), a Professor of Public Sector Accounting at the Faculty of Management Sciences at the Kogi state university, Anyingba, after confirmation by the Senate.

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