In a recent development, President Bola Tinubu has made changes to the list of ministerial nominees, replacing Maryam Shetty with two new candidates.
The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, read out the President’s letter announcing the reshuffling during Friday’s plenary session.
The new ministerial nominees include Festus Keyamo and Dr. Mariya Mahmud Bunkure, a former Commissioner for Higher Education under Gov Abdullahi Ganduje’s administration in Kano state (2019-2023).
Further details regarding the reasons for the replacement and additional information about the two new nominees are yet to be disclosed.
The Senate and the public await further updates and the screening process for the newly named candidates, as the President’s decision is expected to have significant implications for the composition of the government and the nation’s policies going forward.