The Senate on Tuesday cleared 10 ministerial nominees forwarded to the upper legislative house by President Muhammadu Buhari last month.
Those cleared on Tuesday are – Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, former governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the ex-National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Audu Ogbeh, the ex-National Chairman of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu and a medical doctor, Dr. Osagie Ehanire.
Others are – the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Alhaji Lai Mohammed, a former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen.Abdulrahman Danbazzau (rtd), a former Special Assistant to the United Nations Secretary General on Post 2015 Development Planning, Amina Ibrahim Mohammed, Suleiman Adamu and Ibrahim Jubril Adamu from Jigawa State.
Before the commencement of the screening and confirmation exercise, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, unveiled the 16 ministerial nominees included in the second list sent to him by President Buhari on Monday.
This second list completes the constitutional representation of all the 36 states of the federation in the federal cabinet.