Breaking: At last, Tinubu replaces El-Rufai as ministerial nominee

President Bola Tinubu has finally replaced ministerial nomination of Mallam Nasir El- Rufai from Kaduna state with Balarabe Abbas Lawal.

The nomination of Balarabe Lawal as nominee from the state by President Tinubu, was announced in a communication forwarded to that effect and read in plenary by President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio.

President Tinubu in the communication, also formally requested the Senate to confirm nomination of Dr Jamila Bio Ibrahim from Kwara state and Mr Ayodele Olawande from Ondo state as Ministers.

The Senate had in August after screening of the first 48 ministerial nominees forwarded to it in July by President Tinubu, confirmed 45 and withheld confirmation of three.

Aside El- Rufai, the two other nominees rejected then, were Ms Stella Okotete from Delta state and Abubakar Danladi from Taraba state.

Though Senate adjourned plenary to Wednesday this week but yet to fix date for screening and possible confirmation of the newly three nominees.

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