Senate declines confirmation of 3 Ministerial nominees, confirms 45

Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqAugust 7, 20231 min

One week after its commencement of screening for the President’s nominees for the Federal Executive Council (FEC), the Senate has concluded the exercise



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The Senate has confirmed the nomination of forty-five (45) Minister-Designates sent to the National Assembly for screening by President Bola Tinubu.

The development took place late Monday following the completion of screening for the forty-eight (48) nominees and a voice vote on each of the nominations in a session presided over by President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio.


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According to Akpabio, the three nominees; Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna) Sani Abubakar Danladi (Taraba) and Stella Okotete (Delta) who have not been confirmed due to “security clearance.”

The Senate has now adjourned till 8:30pm following a motion by the Senate Leader, Opeyemi Bamidele.


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Temidayo Taiwo-Sidiq

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