Lagos, Kano, Adamawa, 8 other states without ministerial nomination yet

Abuja—On Thursday, President Bola Tinubu sent a list of 28 ministerial nominees to the national assembly for screening, in an attempt to beat the 60-day deadline set by the constitution.

According to TheCable, 11 states do not have any ministerial nominees for now after analysing the list of nominees, matching them with their states of origin.

According to section 147(3) of the 1999 constitution, as amended, the “President shall appoint at least one Minister from each State, who shall be an indigene of such State.”

While historical differences exist on how many ministers come from each state, the constitution says “at least one” from each state.

TheCable reports that the list sent by the president, Katsina, Cross River, and Bauchi states have two ministerial nominees, while 11 states do not have any for now.

The 11 states are Adamawa, Bayelsa, Gombe, Kano, Kebbi, Kogi, Lagos, Nasarawa, Osun, Yobe, and Zamfara.

Female ministerial nominees who are married, often take their home state, with the exception of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who was nominated for Abia state (her husband’s state) in 2003.

Here is a list of nominated ministers and their states:

Abubakar Momoh Edo
Yusuf Maitama Tuggar Bauchi
Ahmad Dangiwa Katsina
Hanatu Musawa Kastina
Uche Nnaji Enugu
Betta Edu Cross River
Doris Uzoka Imo
David Umahi Ebonyi
Nyesom Wike Rivers
Mohamed Badaru Jigawa
Nasir El-Rufai Kaduna
Ekperikpe Ekpo Akwa Ibom
Nkiru Onyejiocha Abia
Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo Ondo
Stella Okotete Delta
Uju Ohaneye Anambra
Bello Mohammed Goronyo Sokoto
Dele Alake Ekiti
Lateef Fagbemi Kwara
Mohammed Idris Niger
Olawale Edun Ogun
Adebayo Adelabu Oyo
Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim Nasarawa
Ali Pate Bauchi
Joseph Utsev Benue
Abubakar Kyari Borno
John Enoh Cross River
Sani Abubakar Danladi Taraba

It is expected that President Tinubu will send a supplementary list to the senate to meet up with necessary constitutional requirements.

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