Buhari replaces late Barr. Ocholi, Mohammed

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President Muhammadu Buhari late Tuesday sent names of two new ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation.

It was gathered that the President’s letter arrived the Senate late Tuesday.

The two nominees – from Kogi and Gombe state will replace the late Minister of State for Labour, Barr. James Ocholi while the nominee from Gombe would be replacing former Minister for Environment Ms Amina Mohammed who is now the United Nations as a deputy Secretary General.

The nomination is coming on the heels of the Senate’s  stand down of the request of President Buhari for confirmation of the appointment of 27 Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for two weeks over what the lawmakers described as persistent disregard for their resolutions by the executive.

The Senators were particularly angry over the President’s seeming inaction on their rejection of Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the EFCC.

The President had allowed Magu to continue to function in an acting capacity though the Senators had refused to confirm his appointment.

The lawmakers said it was wrong to leave any appointee in acting capacity even after he had been rejected twice by the senate.

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