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Buhari’s minister, Matawalle, Geidam, Lalong, 15 others join Tinubu’s cabinet

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Henieken Lokpobiri, who served Minister of State for Agriculture, in the first term of President Muhammadu Buhari. He also appointed…

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Henieken Lokpobiri, who served Minister of State for Agriculture, in the first term of President Muhammadu Buhari.

He also appointed former Governors Bello Matawalle (Zamfara), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Simon Lalong (Plateau), and Ibrahim Geidam (Yobe) and Isiaka Oyetola (Osun).

The president sent the name of the nominees  (19) to the Senate on Thursday.

Senate President Godswill Akpabio unveiled the names at the red chamber before plenary was adjourned.

Lat week, Tinubu sent the names of 28 ministers to the senate, which confirmed them between Monday and Wednesday.

In all, the president appointed 47 ministers.

Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief of Staff to the President, who took the lists to the senate, had hinted that more ministries would be created.

Below are the names on the new list.

  • Abdullahi Tijjani Gwarzo
  • Bosun Tijani
  • Dr Maryam Shetty
  • Isiaka Salako
  • Tunji Alausa
  • Dr Yusuf Tanko Sununu
  • Adegboyega Oyetola
  • Atiku Bagudu
  • Bello Matawalle
  • Ibrahim Geidam
  • Simon Lalong
  • Lola Ade John
  • Shuaibu Abubakar Audu
  • Prof Tahir Mamman
  • Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi
  • Senator Alkali Ahmed Saidu
  • Senator Heineken Lokpobori
  • Uba Maigari Ahmadu
  • Zaphaniah Jisalo

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