Thursday, 17 September 2015

Buhari's Ministerial Nominee List Revealed

The Department of State Service (DSS) recently received a much awaited list of 36 ministerial nominees for security screening. While DSS carries on the screening, it appears three immediate past governors, Babatunde Fashola, Rotimi Amaechi and Kayode Fayemi, have supposedly failed.

These former governors worked hard for Buhari’s presidential campaign and were seen as top candidates for positions in the government. Nigerian Pilot reports that the DSS did not clear the three ministerial appointees based on claims of corruption brought against them before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC).

In the mean time we understand the service has done its research on ministerial nominees. For now, nobody is sure of anything until the names are announced.

Below are few of the names considered for ministerial positions

 1. Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former Osun State governor and ousted PDP national secretary.
2. Chief Bode Mustapha, former PDP National Auditor and an APC chieftain from Ogun state
3. Engineer Segun Oni, former Ekiti state governor and APC deputy national chairman (South West) 4. Kayode Fayemi, the immediate past governor of Ekiti state
5. Abba Ruma, a former Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources
6. Chief Kanu Agabi, a former Minister of Justice.
7. Donald Duke, a former Governor of Cross River state
8. Babatunde Fashola, the immediate past governor of Lagos state
9. Yinka Folashade Oredola
10. Rotimi Akeredolu, a former gubernatorial candidate in Ondo state.
11. Rotimi Amaechi, the immediate past governor of Rivers state
12. Engineer Funsho Kupolokun, former Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
13. Rabiu Kwankwanso, immediate past governor of Kano state
14. Bisola Adegbenro
15. Isaiah Danjuma, son of General Theophilus Danjuma from Taraba state.
16. Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation.
17. Kehinde Lawanson, a former executive director of First Bank.
18. Chief Bayo Ojo (SAN), former Minster of Justice