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Saraki Reads Out List Of 21 Ministerial Nominees

The expectation and anxiety as to which persons would make President Muhammadu Buhari’s list was remarkably high.

Having taken power in May, President Buhari assured that his cabinet would take longer than usual because he wanted to pick the right people.

As the promised date approached, Nigerians took to Twitter to create the hash tag #TheList in what was to be a humorous yet subtly serious topic.

After the President submitted the names of the ministerial nominees to the Senate President on September 30, the Senate held a session today where the list of nominees was read.

Despite promises, the 21 man list read at today’s plenary session of the Senate is mostly a collection of ex-governors and former government functionaries.

1. Rotimi Amaechi
2. Babatunde Fashola
3. Kayode Fayemi
4. Adebayo Shittu
5. Audu Ogbeh
6. Chris Ngige
7. Amina Ibrahim
8. Kemi Adeosun
9. Lai Mohammed
10. Ogbonnaya Onu
11. Ibe Kachikwu
12.Aisha Alhassan
13. Hadi Sirika
14. Udo Udoma
15. Solomon Dalong
16. Ibrahim Usman
17. Ahmed Ibeto
18. Suleiman Adamu
19. Abubakar Malami
20. Abdulrahman Dambazzau
21. Osagie Ehamere

Early opinions are divided, with a section of people tagging the list as “underwhelming” with its biggest surprise undoubtedly the inclusion of former PDP chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh.

Former governors, Baba tunde Fashola as well as Rotimi Amaechi, both facing allegations of corruption are also on the list.

Senate screening has been slated to begin on October 13.

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