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Senate confirms 3 ministerial nominees

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By Naomi Sharan

The Senate has confirmed three more ministerial nominees forwarded to it by President Bola Tinubu

 

The confirmation followed the screening and approval of the nominees during Wednesday’s plenar

 

The nominees include: Jamila Bio- Ibrahim (Kwara), Balarabe Lawal (Kaduna State) and Ayodele Olawande (Ondo State

 

The Senate had on Aug. 7, confirmed the nomination of 45 out of the 48 ministerial nominees sent by Tinub

 

Wednesday’s confirmation, it brings the number of minsters to 4

 

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Lawal who replaced former Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai had during the screening, slumped resulting to a closed-door session but was later revive

 

Earlier, the Leader of the Senate, Opeyemi Bamidele had moved the motion for the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) and the three nominees to be admitted into the chambe

 

While introducing herself, the Kwara nominee who was born in 1986 said that her journey had been driven by an unwavering belief in the potential of Nigerian youths “leading me to achieve several noteworthy milestone

 

“Today, I have been given a chance of a lifetime to contribute my quota to nation building in a government that has given unprecedented priority to youths

 

She said that her education, upbringing and career had prepared her for the task ahea

 

Bio-Ibrahim further said that she would work so that the youth would have opportunities to educate themselves, develop themselves and exploit their potential talents through acquiring entrepreneurshi

 

Meanwhile the Senate Spokesperson, Sen. Yemi Adaramodu, said that the nominee who slumped during the screening was revived.(NAN) www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Julius Toba-Jegede

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