President Muhammadu Buhari has named the spokesperson of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Lai Mohammed, former governors Chibuike Amaechi and Babatunde Fashola, as ministers, the Senate announced Tuesday.
The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, read out 21 names on the list of nominees sent to the senate by the president last Wednesday.
The list also has Abubakar Malami, former defence chief Abdurahman Dambazzau, former governorship candidate in Taraba state, Aisha Alhassan, Adebayo Shittu, former senator, Udo Udoma and Ibrahim Jibril.
Others are Suleiman Adamu, former senator, Chris Nigige, Kemi Adeosun, Ahmed Ibeto and Hadi Sirika, former PDP chairman, Audu Ogbeh.
The list also has former Anambra governor, Ogbonnaya Onu, NNPC group managing director, Ibeh kachikwu, Amina Mohammed, Solomon Dalong, Suleaiman Adamu, and former Ekiti governor, Kayode Fayemi.
The screening of the 21 ministerial nominees will begin next Tuesday when the Senate would have received the resumes and other documentations of the nominees, Mr. Saraki said.
The Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, commended Mr. Buhari for ensuring the list did not exceed September 30 as promised.
He however asked “when should we be expecting the remaining list”.
Responding, Mr. Saraki said, the President in his letter had said he would forward the remaining names shortly.