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Senate confirms 11 ministerial nominees

Abuja, Nigeria - The Nigerian Senate Tuesday confirmed 11 of the 12 nominees as ministers for the federal executive council.

Those confirmed as ministers include the former three-time National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Lt.-Gen. Aliyu Mohammed Gusau; former Nigerian High Commissioner in Ghana, Chief Musiliu Obanikoro; former Nigerian ambassador to China, Alhaji Aminu Wali, and a former member of the House of Representatives, Mohammed Wakil.

Others are former Governor of Adamawa State, North East Nigeria, Mr. Boni Haruna, Mrs. Akon Etim Eyakenyi, Mallam Lawrencia Labaran, Dr. Khaliru Alhassan, Alhaji Abduljelili Oyewale Adesiyan, Dr. T.W. Dangogo and Asabe Asmau Ahmed.

The 12th nominee, Hadjia Jamilla Salik, was said to have been prevented from appearing for screening.

Pana 19/02/2014