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BREAKING: Buhari appoints seven new ministers, communicates names to Senate.

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed replacements for the ministers who resigned in May to contest the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The names of the seven persons nominated for the jobs have been transmitted to the Senate for screening and confirmation.

They are Mr Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh (Abia), Mr Umana Okon Umana (Akwa Ibom), Egwumakama Joseph Nkama (Ebonyi), Goodluck Nnana Opiah (Imo),
Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub (Kano), Ademola Adewole Adegoroye (Ondo) and
Odum Odih (Rivers).

Reading Buhari’s letter on the floor of the House on Tuesday, Senate President Ahmad Lawan, said the nominees would replace the former ministers who resigned from the federal cabinet to pursue their political aspirations ahead of the 2023 polls.

The letter read in part:“In accordance with Section 8 Subsection 2 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I hereby forward the underlisted ministerial nominees for your confirmation.”

Persecondnews recalls that about nine members of the cabinet had resigned their appointment as ministers over their political ambition, leaving the President on the lookout for other qualified Nigerians to fill up the vacuum created by their exit.

They include Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, who later backtracked and returned to office, the Minister of Niger Delta Affair, ex-Akwa lbom Gov. Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ama