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Nigeria Senate confirms Alake, Pate, Tunji-Ojo, Wike, Betta Edu, as three others left out of Senate confirmation

By Guardian Nigeria
07 August 2023   |   10:39 pm
The Nigerian Senate has confirmed 45 Ministerial Nominees today. Three others yet to be confirmed due to pending security clearance and other reasons

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed 45 Ministerial Nominees today. Three others yet to be confirmed due to pending security clearance and other reasons.

As part of those confirmed is the Youngest and arguably the most eloquent Ministerial nominee, who had a sterling performance at the floor of the senate, Dr Betta Edu from Cross River state.
The 36 years old Medical Doctor has distinguished herself in the health sector as the immediate past Commissioner for Health in Cross River state, former Chairman of all the Commissioners of Health in Nigeria and APC National Women Leader who contributed immensely to the victory of the President Bola Tinubu. She is energetic and full of ideas to drive the Renewed Hope Agenda.

Another woman of substance who was confirmed today was Hon Imaan Suleiman DG NCRMIDP and Former DG NAPTIP.
Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim is a highly experienced and accomplished professional with over 20 years of technical, administrative, and executive experience in various sectors. She has worked in both public, private, and development sector organizations and a certified SAP HCM consultant.
Imaan is an active politician and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress Party, a platform under which she contested during the primaries for Federal House of Representatives in 2018. She is currently a serving member of the Nasarawa State Investment and Economic Advisory Council, appointed by the Executive Governor in August 2019, where she brings her wealth of experience in programmes, policy formulation and planning.

Another super deal on the cabinet, a Young intelligent brain, the 41 year old certified Ethical Hacker Rt. Hon Olubumi Tunji-Ojo was also confirmed as the only nominee from Ondo state.
He is a professional and public administrator, a two term member of the House of Representatives with a successful previous career in the private sector spanning over Fifteen (15) years.

He was the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in the 9th Assembly. Where he had over-sight of the development and management of resources in the commission, bringing about rapid changes in the region with several projects to his credit. Rt Hon. Dr Tunji-Ojo has a vast knowledge and work experience in the Oil and Gas sector.

He obtained certifications in several professional qualifications, including being one of the first set of Certified Ethical Hackers from the Royal Britannia Training Academy in the United Kingdom. He is a strong advocate for the fiscal stability of National and International Oil Companies (NOCs and IOCs), played a key role in the passage of the Petroleum Industrial Bill (PIB), which aims to promote transparency and efficiency in the oil and gas sector. And was instrumental in expanding the Nigerian Content Framework, which has led to the creation of thousands of jobs for Nigerian youth

The Nigerian Senate Headed by Sen Godwill Akpabio have in the last one week taken 48 nominees on a through screening process, looking at their CVs, Presentation at the floor of the senate, credentials and petitions that has been brought before the senate.

It’s must also be noted that President Tinubu has nominated the highest number of women as ministers in the history of Nigeria. He has also put in the highest number of Young people under 45 in his cabinet. This promises to be a very dynamic cabinet to meet the yearnings of Nigeria and bring about the necessary development at speed of light.