President Bola Tinubu has nominated Abbas Balarabe as a ministerial replacement for the former governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai.
The replacement was conveyed in a letter read by the Senate President, GodsWill Akpabio, at Tuesday’s plenary.
Balarabe’s name was read alongside Dr Jamila Ibrahim and Ayodele Olawande, who were earlier nominated as Minister of Youths and Minister of State for Youths respectively.
Recall that El-Rufai’s name was missing from the list of the ministerial nominees confirmed by the Senate following reports that he the former governor was not cleared by the Department of State Services.
The Senate after the screening exercise approved and confirmed a total of 45 out of the 48 nominees sent by President Bola Tinubu.