President Goodluck Jonathan, who is now in Zurich to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland has officially presented the names of 12 ministerial nominees for screening and approval by the Nigerian Senate.
The list was received by the Senate President, David Mark, had former National Security Adviser, retired General Aliyu Gusau, who SaharaReporters earlier revealed would likely become the minister of defence topping the list.
Other nominees include former Nigerian Ambassador to Ghana, Musikilu Obanikoro from Lagos, Khaliru Alhassan from Sokoto, and Mohammed Wakil from Borno. Also on the list is a former Governor of Adamawa State, Mr. Boni Haruna who is currently facing N161m corruption charge filed by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, also the nominee from Osun State, Abduljelili Oyewale Adesiyan was one of the accused person arrested and charged for the murder of late Nigeria’s Attorney General, Bola Ige. Mr. Adesiyan stood trial with Senator Iyiola Omisore for several months before the case was controversially dismissed.
Others are : Aminu Wali from Kano; Jamilia Salik from Kano, Mrs Akon Etim Eyakenyi from Akwa Ibom; Lawrencia Labaran Mallam from Kaduna, T. W. Danagogo from Rivers; Asabe Asmau Ahmed from Niger and Dr. Khaliru Alhassan from Sokoto.
The Nigerian senate spokesperson, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe confirmed the list to Saharareporters on phone saying that the screening of nominees and possible approval by the senate will be conducted next week.