President Muhammadu Buhari today, has forwarded the names of two ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation.

The nominees are Stephen Ikani Ocheni, from Kogi State and Suleiman Hassan, from Gombe State.

Ocheni will be replacing the late Minister of State for Labour, Barrister James Ocholi, while Hassan would be replacing former Minister for Environment Ms. Amina Mohammed who had gone to serve in the United Nations as a Deputy Secretary General.

The list of the ministerial nominees got to the Senate after the upper chamber, in protest, suspended consideration of the request by the presidency to approve the appointment of 27 Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

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