The ministerial nomination of Dr Uche Ogah, the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate for Abia in the 2019 General Election has been received with excitement in the state and beyond.
Among the early people that congratulated the APC candidate following his nomination today by Presiident Muhammadu Buhari is the commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, who took to his facebook page to congratulate Ogah
He said ‘’I wish to personally congratulate Dr Uche Sampson Ogah on his nomination as Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
‘’I am confident you will work very hard to make Ndi Abia proud by attracting good quality federal projects to the state, as well as working harmoniously with Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to deliver on jobs and greater dividends of democracy for our people.
‘’Time for politics is over, it is now time to work for our people, under the able leadership of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu. I wish you well, Kalu wrote.
Also Paddy Anyataonwu another Ikpeazu aide wrote thus: ‘’congrats Dr Uche Ogah as President Buhari finds you worthy to be a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
‘’There’s no doubt that Abia state will harvest from your experience by joining forces with the Gov Okezie Ikpeazu, Ph.D led regime for the betterment of Abians. Abia is alive, he said.
Ministerial List: More Details About Buhari’s Nomination
At the plenary today, Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate, read out the names of 43 nominees sent by President Buhari to the lawmakers. The list contains 14 former ministers, 29 new names and 7 females
BY SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORKJUL 23, 2019
Exactly 54 days after being sworn-in as President, Muhammadu Buhari sent the list of ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation.
This delay is not new as the President did not appoint his ministers 6 months after he was sworn-in in 2015 of his first term in office.
The delay in the submission of the ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation made the Senate to announce it would proceed on its annual recess on Friday.
The annual recess is meant to start on July 26 and resume on September 26.
In 2015, President Buhari did not appoint his ministers 6 months after he was sworn in.
At the plenary today, Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate, read out the names of 43 nominees sent by President Buhari to the lawmakers.
The list contains 14 former ministers, 29 new names and 7 females
Former Ministers Retained
1. Chris Ngige (Anambra)
2. Hadi Sirika (Katsina)
3. Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers)
4. Babatunde Fashola (Lagos)
5. Musa Bello (Adamawa)
6. Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi)
7. Adamu Adamu (Bauchi)
8. Lai Mohammed (Kwara)
9. Geoffrey Onyeama (Enugu)
10. Osagie Ehanire (Edo)
11. (Female) Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna)
12. Abubakar Malami (Kebbi)
13. Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu (Jigawa)
14. Mustapha Baba Shehuri (Borno)
New Names On Ministerial List
1. Festus Keyamo (Delta) – Director of Strategic Communications of Buhari’s re-election bid
2. Dr. Ukechukwu Ogah (Abia) – President of Master’s Energy Group
3. Emeka Nwajiuba (Imo) – member representing Ehimembano/Ihiteuboma/Obowo Federal constituency of Imo State
4. (Female) Sa’adiya Umar Farouk (Zamfara) – Federal Commissioner of National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons
5. (Female) Sharon Ikeazor (Anambra) – Executive Secretary of Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD)
6. Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom) – The former Governor of Akwa Ibom
7. Maj. Gen. (RTD) Bashir Salihi Magashi (Kano) – former Governor of Sokoto State in Nigeria from August 1990 to January 1992
8. Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo (Ekiti) – first Executive Governor of Ekiti State from May 29, 1999 to May 29, 2003
9. Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa) – former Governor of Bayelsa
10. Isa Pantami (Gombe) – Director General and CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency in Nigeria
11. (Female) Gbemi Saraki (Kwara) – former Senator
12. (Female) Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu (Yobe) – the immediate past APC National woman Leader
13. Clement Agba (Edo) – former Edo State Commissioner for Environment and Public Utility
14. George Akume (Benue) – former Governor of Benue State
15. Sunday Dare (Oyo) – a former senior editor with The News Group
16. Tayo Alasodura (Ondo) – former Senator representing Ondo Central
17. Adeleke Mamora (Lagos) – former Senator representing Lagos East constituency
18. Mohammed Abdullahi (Nasarawa) – immediate past Secretary to the State Government, Nasarawa State Government
19. (Female) Maryam Katagum (Bauchi) – Nigeria’s Permanent Delegate to UNESCO
20. Sabo Nanono (Kano)
21. Zubairu Dada (Niger)
22. (Female) Pauline Tallen (Plateau) – former Minister of State for science and technology to the cabinet of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo
23. Abubakar Aliyu (Yobe)- former deputy governor of Yobe
24. Eng. Saleh Mamman (Taraba) –
25. Muhammad Mahmoud (Kaduna) –
26. Rauf Aregbesola (Osun) – former Governor of Osun State
27. Goddy Jedy – Agba (Cross River) – former Group General Manager (GGM) Crude Oil Marketing Division (OMD) NNPC
28. Olamilekan Adegbite (Ogun) – former Ogun State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure
29. Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi (Sokoto) – Chairman, National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) Governing body