Femi Gbajabiamila, the Chief of Staff to the President, has presented President Bola Tinubu’s additional ministerial nominees to the Senate.
The immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives handed the second list with the second batch of ministerial nominees to Senate President Godswill Akpabio.
Following the screening of the first batch of 28 nominees, Akpabio is expected to reveal the President’s further nominees.
Those listed as ministerial nominees include Ahmed Tijjani, Bosun Tijjani, Dr. Maryam Shetti, Ishak Salako, Tunji Alausa, Tanko Sununu, Adegboyega Oyetola, Atiku Bagudu, Bello Matawalle, and Ibrahim Geidam.
Others include Simon Bako Lalong, Lola Adejo, Shuaibu Abubakar, Tahir Mamman, Aliyu Sabi, Alkali Ahmed, Heineken Lokpobiri, Uba Maigari, and Zephaniah Jissalo.
Gbajabiamila delivered the initial list of 28 nominees to the red chamber last Thursday and stated that further names would be forwarded to the upper house.
Dele Alake, Lateef Fagbemi, and Muhammad Idris, as well as Ali Pate and Doris Uzoka, were screened on Wednesday.
The Senate had on Tuesday screened nine nominees and adjourned the exercise till Wednesday. Those screened on Tuesday are ex-governors Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna) and Dave Umahi (Ebonyi); Wale Edun, Uche Nnaji, Stella Okotete, Adebayo Adelabu, Ekperikpe Ekpo, Hannatu Musawa, and Musa Dangiwa.
The upper chamber on Monday, screened 14 of the 28 cabinet nominations forwarded by the President last Thursday.
Those screened on Monday include former governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, Abubakar Kyari from Borno State, Nkiruka Onyejeocha (Abia State), Bello Muhammad (Sokoto State), Sani Abubakar Danladi (Taraba State), and Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa State).
Others are Joseph Utsev (Benue State), Olubunmi Tunji Ojo (Ondo State), Betta Edu (Cross River State), Uju Kennedy Ohaneye (Anambra State), Abubakar Momoh (Edo State), John Enoh (Cross River State), Iman Suleiman Ibrahim (Nasarawa State), and Yusuf Maitama Tuggar (Bauchi State).