Buhari appoints seven new ministers

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed seven new ministers. They are Henry Ikechukwu – Abia State, Umana Umana – Akwa Ibom State, Ekuma Joseph – Ebonyi State and Goodluck Obia – Imo State. Others are Umar Yakub – Kano state, Ademola Adegorioye – Ondo State and Odo Udi – Rivers State.

The president wrote to the Senate seeking confirmation of the nominated ministers. His letter was read out by the Senate President Ahmad Lawan, at the start of the plenary on Tuesday. The newly appointed ministers are to replace ministers on Mr Buhari’s cabinet who had resigned to contest for other offices. Some ministers who resigned are Rotimi Amaechi, Godswill Akpabio, Ogbonnaya Onu and Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba who contested for the presidential primary. Others are Uche Ogar who contested and won the fractional Abia State governorship primary and Tayo Alasoadura who contested and lost the APC senatorial primary.

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