President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, October 12, 2015 sent the second batch of the names of his ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation.
According to a “dependable source” who spoke with Vanguard, the President may have ignored the call for the inclusion of younger individuals in the federal cabinet as he has opted to pick persons who may be seen as old.
Although the names on the second batch are yet to be made public by the senate, investigations reveal that the following people have been penned down as ministerial nominees.
– Former Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, Barr Mohammed Bello;
– Former Governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola;
– Former Chairman of the National Population Census, NPC, Chief Festus Odimegwu
– Former spokesman of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, Osita Okechukwu;
– Former All Nigeria Peoples Party governorship candidate in Abia, Ikechi Emenike (Abia)
– Former Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly and a two-time senator, Heineken Lokpobiri
Others are James Ocholi (SAN), who recently contested for the APC governorship ticket in Kogi state but lost to Abubakar Audu; Anthony Anwuka, a professor of education administration who was secretary to the government of Imo state; Isaac Adewole, former Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan and a professor of obstetrics and gynaecology; former National President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN (Ondo); Hadiza Abdullahi; Adamu Adamu (Bauchi), Hajia Bukar Ibrahim, the former first lady of Yobe State (Yobe); Dan Ali, a brigadier-general who was retired in 2013; Okechukwu Enelamah, the CEO of African Capital Alliance; Claudius Omoyele Daramola, a professor of sociology of education, from Ondo state; and Aisha Abubakar.