The executive correspondence with the proposal of six names as substitutes for ministers who resigned to run in the presidential election was received by the Nigerian Senate.
President Muhammadu Buhari announced the nominations would replace the former ministers who resigned from his cabinet in a letter read by Senate President Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawa on Tuesday.
"I thus transmit the underlisted ministerial nominations for your approval in compliance with Section 8 Subsection 2 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended," the letter said.
The nominees are:
Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh–Abia State
Umana Okon Umana-Akwa Ibom State
Egwumakama Joseph Nkama – Ebonyi State
Goodluck Nnana Opiah-Imo State
Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub-Kano State
Ademola Adewole Adegoroye-Ondo State
Odum Odih – Rivers State