Tinubu forwards three new ministerial nominees to Senate

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has forwarded a fresh list of three ministerial nominees to the Senate.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, disclosed this in a statement.

The nominees forwarded are Dr Jamila Bio (Kwara), Balarebe Abbas (Kaduna), and Ayodele Olawale Olawande (Ondo state).

Tinubu had earlier nominated Ibrahim to serve as the Minister of Youth, pending her confirmation by the Senate.

He also appointed Olawande to serve as the Minister of State for Youth.

The statement described Ibrahim as a “young medical doctor” who most recently served as the President of the Progressive Young Women Forum, PYWF.

“She has also served as the Senior Special Assistant to the Kwara State Governor on Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs,” it said.

Ngelale said: “The President has further approved the nomination of Mr Ayodele Olawande to serve as the Minister of State for Youth, pending his confirmation by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“Mr. Ayodele Olawande is a community development expert and youth leader in the governing All Progressives Congress, APC.

“He most recently served in the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Innovation from 2019 to 2023.

“President Tinubu charges the above-mentioned nominees to ensure that they consistently reflect the dynamism, innovative zeal, and unyielding productivity that are synonymous with the young people of Nigeria as they discharge their duties,” he added.

Tinubu’s request was contained in a letter addressed to the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, and read at plenary on Tuesday.

“In compliance with the provisions of section 147, sub-section 2 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria1999 as amended,” the President’s letter read.

“I am pleased to forward to the Senate three nominees for confirmation of Senate.”

“Dr Jamila Biu Ibrahim, Balarabe Abass Lawal, and Ayodele Olawale for confirmation as Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

“While I hope that this request will receive the usual expeditious consideration of the Senate, please accept the Distinguished Senate President and Distinguished Senators, the usual assurances of my highest regards.”

Akpabio, after reading the letter, said the request would be referred to the Committee of the Whole for an expeditious action at the next legislative date.

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