Cabinet: Buhari submits Fashola, Amechi, Kwankanso, 43 others for security screening
As speculations continue over the makeup of president-elect, Muhammed Buhari’s cabinet, a new list list circulating is said to be undergoing security checks already ahead of their appointment.
Buhari had said that the cabinet would be announced immediately after his inauguration, an indication of the urgency with which he intends to tackle matters of the state.
A report by Newsdiary says that a list of potential ministers including Governors Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State,Babatunde Fashola(Lagos) and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso(Kano) are among the 45 names already forwarded to security agencies for screening as a prelude to their nomination as members of General Muhammadu Buhari's cabinet.
According to the report, though Kwankwaso is a senator elect,it was learnt that Buhari wants him as one of his ministers.
Aside from the above named governors, other nominees undergoing checks by security agencies include Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola ,former Osun State governor and former PDP National Secretary ;Chief Bode Mustapha ,former PDP National Auditor,and APC stalwart from Ogun; Engineer Segun Oni. –former Ekiti State governor and APC Deputy National Chairman (South/west); Dr Kayode Fayemi,immediate past gov of Ekiti State;Dr Abba Ruma , former Minister for Agric and Water Resources and Chief Kanu Agabi ,former Minister of Justice
Other names on the list include Mr Donald Duke ;former Cross River state governor;Mrs Yinka Folashade Oredola ,a pharmacist from Ondo state;Mr Rotimi Akeredolu , former Gubernatorial candidate of ACN, (one of the legacy parties of APC) in Ondo state;Engineer Funsho Kupolokun;Ms Bisola Adegbenro from Ogun State;Isaiah Danjuma, son of Gen. TY Danjuma from Taraba State;Dele Momodu;Kehinde Lawanson, a former ED of First Bank and Chief Bayo Ojo, SAN , former Minister of Justice.
It was learnt that their names have been forwarded to the Department of State, DSS, Directorate of Military Intelligence(DMI) and the National Intelligence Agency(NIA) for security checks.
Once cleared by the security, these men will form the core of Buhari's cabinet, it was learnt.
there have several other lists which have made the rounds with names which included Political economist and former presidential candidate, Pat Utomi, Former Education Minister and Vice President in the World Bank, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Professor Charles Soludo, former Governor, Anambra State, Dr. Chris Ngige.
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