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Published On: Mon, Sep 14th, 2015

Amaechi, Fashola Missing as DSS Screens Utomi, Falana, Others as Ministers

Fashola and Amaechi

Fashola and Amaechi


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 14TH (URHOBOTODAY)-As Nigerians wait for President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list, indication emerged weekend that a former Managing Director of Nigerian Breweries Limited, Mr. Festus Odumegwu and a former presidential candidate, Prof. Pat Utomi, are among the ministerial nominees.
Punch reports that their names have been screened by the Department of State Services.
Surprisingly, notable names like immediate past governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola and APC Presidential Campaign Director during the last election, Rotimi Amaechi were missing from the much-awaited list.
According to the report, those already said to have been screened as nominees for President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet also include a former Governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola; a Lagos-lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), and Ifueko Omogui-Okauru.
Also on the list are a former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazu (retd.); an ex-chief executive of the Federal Inland Revenue, Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui-Okaru; a former finance commissioner in Lagos State, Mr. Wale Edun; and a former National Legal Adviser to the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
It was gathered that the screening of the nominees had been concluded on Friday.
President Buhari had earlier promised to unveil his cabinet before September 31.

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