President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Friday withdrew the nomination of Dr. Maryam Shetti as minister and replaced her with Mahmood Mairiga, also from Kano State.
A letter read by the President of the Senate, Godwill Akpabio in plenary noted that Tinubu also added a former Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo to the list of ministerial nominees.
With the addition of Keyamo to the list, the number of the second batch of the nominees presented to the Senate by the President has risen to 20.
The number of the ministerial nominees so far sent to the red chamber for screening and confirmation has now risen from 47 to 48.
Credible News recalls that the President had on 27 July submitted a list of 28 nominees from 25 states and on Wednesday, he sent another batch comprising 19 names to the upper house for confirmation.
Credible News reports that Keyamo, from Delta State, is Senior Advocate of Nigeria and has served in the Buhari administration first as the Minister of State in Niger Delta Ministry and later Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
He has also served as a spokesperson of the All Progressive Congress/Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign during the last election