President Muhammadu Buhari has sent names of two new ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation, the News Agency of Nigeria reports
National Daily learnt the letter arrived the Senate Tuesday eevening.
The source revealed that the two nominees are from Kogi and Gombe states.
The Kogi nominee will be replacing the late Minister of State for Labour, Barr. James Ocholi while the nominee from Gombe would be replacing former Minister for Environment Ms Amina Mohammed.
Amina has gone to serve in the United Nations as a deputy secretary-general.
Buhari’s request came shortly after the Senate stood down for two weeks in respect to the the president’s request for screening Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs.
The Senate based its decision on what it termed disregard for its resolutions.
The lawmakers are angry Buhari is doing doing nothing about its rejection of Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the EFCC.
The senate stressed that it was wrong to leave any appointee in acting capacity after he had been rejected twice by the senate.