Nigeria's Buhari sends second batch of cabinet nominees to senate

Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has submitted a second list of candidates for his cabinet to the upper house of parliament for approval, Senate President Bukola Saraki said on his Twitter feed on Monday.

He did not disclose the 15 names but is expected to read them out in parliament on Tuesday.

Buhari submitted a first list with 21 names to the Senate earlier this month. He needs to nominate 36 candidate to fulfill the constitutional need for a minister from each of Nigeria‘s states.

Buhari, a former military ruler, has been criticized for failing to appoint a cabinet since taking office on May 29, while Africa’s biggest oil-dependent economy has been hit by a plunge in crude prices.

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