President Bola Ahmed Tinubu,has sent to the Senate an additional ministerial list for verification and screening.

Femi Gbajabiamila, the president’s chief of staff, gave Senate President Godswill Akpabio the letter with the names during plenary.

The screening of the 28 nominees will be concluded today so that the next batch can be screened thereafter.

The Senate had on Monday screened 14 out of the 28 ministerial nominees earlier submitted by the President.

On Wednesday, the Senate screened Dele Alake, Lateef Fagbemi, and Muhammad Idris, while Ali Pate and Doris Uzoka are scheduled for screening next.

The day before, nine nominees were screened, including former governors Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna) and Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), among others. Earlier in the week, 14 nominees from the initial list were also successfully screened by the upper chamber.

Notably, the Constitution requires the President to appoint at least one minister from each of the 36 states. However, eleven states and the Federal Capital Territory have yet to receive ministerial nominees – Adamawa, Bayelsa, Gombe, Kano, Kebbi, Kogi, Lagos, Osun, Yobe, Plateau, and Zamfara. As the process unfolds, the country eagerly awaits the unveiling of the remaining nominees, ensuring that all states are adequately represented at the federal level.

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