El-Rufai, two others missing as Senate confirms 45 ministerial nominees

The Senate has confirmed 45 out of the 48 screened ministerial nominees by President Bola Tinubu.

Three nominees including Nasir el-Rufai (former governor of Kaduna); Stella Okotete  (Executive Director, Business Development of the Nigerian Export-Import Bank from Delta State) and Senator Abubakar Danladi (a former governor of Taraba State), were stepped down.

Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, said the three nominees who were not confirmed had to undergo security screening.from relevant security agencies.

Last Monday, the Senate screened former governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike; Abubakar Kyari of Borno State; Nkiruka Onyejeocha (Abia State); Bello Muhammad (Sokoto State); Sani Abubakar Danladi (Taraba State); and Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa State).

Others are Joseph Utsev (Benue State), Olubunmi Tunji Ojo (Ondo State), Betta Edu (Cross River State), Uju Kennedy Ohaneye (Anambra State), Abubakar Momoh (Edo State), John Enoh (Cross River State), Iman Suleiman Ibrahim (Nasarawa State), and Yusuf Maitama Tuggar (Bauchi State).

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