President Muhammadu Buhari has finally forwarded the names of ministers-nominee to the Senate, to put an end to the long wait on the list.
Eight weeks after he was sworn in for another term in office, the President submitted the list of those who will form his new cabinet for confirmation.
Senate of the President, Senator Ahmed Lawan, read the names of the nominees on the floor of the Senate during plenary on Tuesday.
He said the candidates would be screened on Wednesday.
Of the 43 names submitted, only seven were female – including the immediate past minister of finance who was nominated again by the President.
Although President Buhari selected his cabinet members across all the geo-political zones in the country, the North-West produced the highest number of nominees while the South-East has the lowest.
Similarly, the President nominated 11 other former members of his cabinet apart from Mrs Ahmed.
See the full list of nominees according to their geo-political zones:
NORTH-EAST (NE) – 7
Muhammadu Musa Bello – Adamawa State
Adamu Adamu – Bauchi State (Returning)
Mariam Katagum – Bauchi State (Female)
Mustafa Baba Shehuri – Borno State (Returning)
Ali Isa Pantami – Gombe State
Sale Mamman – Taraba State
Abubakar Aliyu – Yobe State
NORTH-WEST (NW) – 9
Suleiman Adamu – Jigawa State
Zainab Ahmed – Kaduna State (Female and Returning)
Muhammad Mahmood – Kaduna State
Sabo Nanono – Kano State
Bashir Salihi Magashi – Kano State
Hadi Sirika – Katsina State (Returning)
Abubakar Malami – Kebbi State (Returning)
Maigarai Dingyadi – Sokoto State
Sadiya Umar Faruk – Zamfara State (Female)
NORTH-CENTRAL (NC) – 7
George Akume – Benue State
Ramatu Tijjani – Kogi State (Female)
Mohammed Abdullahi – Nasarawa State
Zubair Dada – Niger State
Pauline Tallen – Plateau State (Female)
Lai Mohammed – Kwara State (Returning)
Gbemisola Saraki – Kwara State (Female)
SOUTH-EAST (SE) – 6
Ikechukwu Ogah – Abia State
Chris Ngige – Anambra State (Returning)
Sharon Ikaezor – Anambra State (Female)
Ogbonnaya Onu – Ebonyi State (Returning)
Emeka Nwajiuba – Imo State
Geoffrey Onyeama – Enugu State (Returning)
SOUTH-WEST (SW) – 7
Olamilekan Adegbite – Ogun State
Babatunde Raji Fashola – Lagos State (Returning)
Adeleke Mamora – Lagos State
Niyi Adebayo – Ekiti State
Olutayo Alasoadura – Ondo State
Rauf Aregbesola – Osun State
Sunday Dare – Oyo State
South-South (SS) – 7
Godswill Akpabio – Akwa Ibom State
Timipre Sylva – Bayelsa State
Festus Keyamo – Delta State
Goddy Jedy Agba – Cross River
Osagie Ehanire – Edo State (Returning)
Clement Ike – Edo State
Rotimi Amaechi – Rivers State (Returning)