Ministerial Screening: Hon. Stella Okotete | Nominee with legislative background

Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqJuly 31, 20233 min

OrderPaper commences a series on ten of President Bola Tinubu’s twenty-eight (28) Ministerial nominees with legislative background; beginning with Honourable Stella Okotete.



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Nigeria’s Tenth National Assembly would this Monday, 31st July 2023 commence screening of President Bola Tinubu’s Ministerial nominees.

This is in line with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As amended) which empowers the Senate on behalf of both chambers of the federal parliament to screen and confirm the appointment of the President’s cabinet members.

Ahead of the screening however, we profile each of the ten nominees as sent in by President Bola Tinubu on Friday, with legislative background; beginning with Hon. Stella Okotete.


Hon. Stella Erhuvwuoghene Okotete


Born: April 20, 1984


1. Diploma in Law
Rivers State College of Arts and Sciences

2. Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies and Diplomacy
Benson Idahosa University

3. Master’s in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
National Open University of Nigeria

4. Executive Master’s in Business Administration (EMBA) – in view
University of Abuja (Nigeria).

Certificate Programnes: Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government (USA), the University of Virginia (USA), INSEAD Business School (France), University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School (UK), Pan Atlantic University’s Enterprise Development Center (Nigeria), and Columbia Business School in New York (USA).

Note: Information on Hon. Okotete’s academic background were entirely sourced from her personal website and have not been independently verified by OrderPaper.


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Legislative Experience:
1.   Councillor; The Legislative Arm
Ughelli North Local Government Council (2008 – 2011)

2.   Chairperson, House Committee on Education
Ughelli North Local Government Council, Delta State

3.    Chairperson, House Committee on Health
Ughelli North Local Government Council, Delta State
Major Achievement:
Co-sponsored the bye law to abolish and declare illegal female circumcision in Ughelli North Local Government Area


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Executive Experience:

1.  Special Assistant; Directorate of Millennium Development Goals
Delta State Government (November 2011 – May 2015)
2.  Executive Director, Business Development (2017 – date)
Nigeria Export-Import (NEXIM) Bank

Political Experience: 

1. Member, Women Mobilisation Committee
APC 2019 Presidential Campaign Council  

2. National Women Representative, APC Delta Central
2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections

3. National Women Leader
All Progressives Congress’ Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) a

4. Head of Secretariat, Planning and Monitoring Committee
2023 Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Transition/Inauguration Committee



Temidayo Taiwo-Sidiq

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