AT LAST, JONATHAN SUBMITS 30 MINISTERIAL NOMINEES TO SENATE
President Goodluck Jonathan
After series of speculations, President Goodluck Jonathan last night forwarded a list of 30 ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation. Earlier in the day, Senate President David Mark had said that the Upper Legislative Chamber was yet to receive the list, contrary to speculation, saying he was hopeful the President will forward it today.
However, ahead of the Senate resumption today, Daily Sun gathered that the Presidency last night forwarded a list of the nominees already screened by the State Security Service (SSS), comprising of 12 former ministers in the immediate past cabinet and 18 new persons nominated from the states.
A National Assembly source confirmed that the Senate President has received the list brought to him by staff of the Presidency, but contained only 30 names indicating that the names were the first batch of the nominees.
According to the source, those who made the list among the old hands include former Labour and Productivity Minister Emeka Nwogu, former Education Minister Rukayat Rufa'i, ex-Attorney-General of the Federation and Justice Minister Mohammed Adoke (SAN)and his National Planning counterpart, Shamsudeen Usman.
However, it could not be confirmed who the new nominees are but the source disclosed that a prominent name was that of former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Erelu Olusola Obada.