Buhari Picks New Ministers
President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of 2 new ministerial nominees to the Senate for consideration and confirmation.
The letter which contained the names of the nominees from Kogi and Gombe States arrived the Senate late Tuesday.
The Kogi nominee will be replacing James Ocholi, the late Minister of State for Labour, while the one from Gombe would replace Amina Mohammed, former Minister for Environment, who is the current United Nations Deputy Secretary- General.
Ocholi died on March 6, 2016 in a fatal accident along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway, 57 kilometres to his Kaduna destination.
Mohammed left the cabinet on February 23, 2017 for her new role in the UN.
Both former ministers were appointed in November 2015.
Buhari sent the new list at a time when the Senate is unhappy with the executive.
The Senate had on Tuesday halted the screening of Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as requested by Buhari.
The upper legislative chamber shifted the exercise by two weeks, citing what it termed disregard for its proceedings as reason.
The senators are angry that despite their rejection of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the President still keeps him in office in an acting capacity.