As President Muhammadu Buhari gets set for a new cabinet with a ministerial list to the Senate, some of his former ministers may have lost out.
The letter containing the list was read on the floor of the upper chamber on Tuesday, July 23. Some of the names missing from the list include:
1. Abdulrahman Dambazau, former minister of interior.
2. Solomon Dalung, who was in charge of sports.
3. Barrister Adebayo Shittu (Oyo), who headed the communication ministry.
4. Suleiman Adamu – (Jigawa), minister of water resources
5. Ibe Kachikwu – (Delta), minister of state for petroleum
6. Audu Ogbeh – (Benue), minister of agriculture
7. Udo Udo Udoma – (Akwa Ibom), minister of budget and national planning
8. Ibrahim Usman Jibril – (Nasarawa), minister of state for environment
9. Hajia Khadija Bukar Ibrahim (Yobe), minister of state for foreign affairs
10. Cladius Omoleye Daramola (Ondo), minister of state for Niger Delta
11. Prof Anthony Onwuka (Imo), minister of state for education
12. Aisha Alhassan – (Taraba), minister of women affairs
13. Dan Ali (Zamfara), minister of defence
14. Okechukwu Enelamah (Abia), minister of trade, investment and industry
15. Aisha Abubakar (Sokoto), minister of state, trade and investment
16. Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa), minister of state for agriculture
17. Isaac Adewole (Osun), minister of health
18. Abubakar Bawa Bwari (Niger), minister of state for solid minerals
19. Pastor Usani Uguru (Cross River), minister of Niger Delta.
The immediate past governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola, was named with other nominees for the ministerial positions sent to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari. The other members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who made the list include former Benue state George Akume, and former minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi.