Jonathan nominates Shekarau, Adeyeye two others for ministers
President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday nominated former Kano State Governor Ibrahim Shekarau as a minister.
In a letter to the Senate, the President also picked Stephen Orise Oruh (Delta), Prince Adedayo Adeyeye (Ekiti) and Dr. Abdul Bulama (Yobe) as ministers.
But Kwara and Anambra states, which have no ministers, were not included on the list.
The letter reads: “In accordance with Section 147, (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), I have the honour to forward the under-listed ministerial nominees for consideration and Senate’s confirmation.
“Dr Abdul Bulama (Yobe), Dr. Stephen Oruh (Delta), Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau (Kano) and Prince Adedayo Adeyeye (Ekiti).
“It is my hope that this exercise will receive the usual kind expeditious consideration of the distinguished members of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
It was learnt that three of the four nominees take the place of former ministers of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe (Delta); Police Affairs, Caleb Olubolade (Ekiti) and Minister for State for Finance, Yerima Ngama (Yobe).
Hadjia Jamilia Salik (Kano) was among the 12 ministerial nominees forwarded to the Senate for confirmation in January. But she was not screened for the job.
Kwara and Anambra states are yet to get ministerial nominees to fill their slots, following the removal of Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi as Sports Minister in March and Princess Stella Oduah, as the Minister of Aviation.