Nigeria's Latest Ministerial Nominees [November 2008]

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The Ministerial Nominees…


13 Names being forwarded for Senate Approval so far….



Prof. Dora Nkem Akunyili
Born: July 1954
State: Anambra
Education: Ph.D. (UNN)
Claim to Fame: Winner of hundreds of international awards and recognitions for work at NAFDAC, including from Transparency International and Time Magazine; holds OFR.
Dr. Rilwanu Lukman
Hon. Adviser on Petroleum to the President
Born: August 1938
State: Kaduna
Education: University of London, University of Mining and Mineral Exploration, Austria, and McGill University, Canada.
Claim to Fame: OPEC President for eight consecutive times; later OPEC Secretary-General for two terms; three honourary doctorate degrees; holds CFR.
Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin
Born: February 1949
State: Ogun
Education: University of Ibadan, University of Birmingham, Cornell University Medical School, New York and Harvard Centre for Population Studies.
Claim to Fame: Member of the Royal College of Physicians, Fellow of the Postgraduate Medical College of Pathology, Fellow of the West African Postgraduate Medical College and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London; consultant to the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, UNFPA; has published over 60 papers.
Dr. Sam Ominyi Egwu
Former Ebonyi Governor
Born: June, 1954.
State: Ebonyi
Education: PhD in Agronomy (ESUT)
Claim to Fame: Former Commissioner for Education in Ebonyi State; Head of Department of Crop Science, ESUT; Chairman, University Staff School Management Board; has published over 10 papers and has 30 awards.
Alhaji Ibrahim Isa Bio
Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly
Born: April 1957
State: Kwara
Education: Pharmacy degree from ABU, Zaria and an MBA from Ogun State University.
Claim to Fame: Member of the House of Representatives (1999 to 2003); two-term member of the State House of Assembly; Kwara Commissioner for Health (1990-1992.
Dr. Shettima Mustapha
Born: November 1939.
State: Borno
Education: PhD in Plant Breeding /Agronomy (ABU)
Claim to Fame: Former Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources; consultant to the FAO, IFAD and UNDP; pioneer National Treasurer of the PDP (1998-2001); holds CON and OFR.

Dr. Ibrahim Yakubu Lame
Born: February 1953
State: Bauchi
Education: Ph.D. (Ohio)
Claim to Fame: Assistant Registrar of Bauchi College of Arts and Science, Bauchi State; Commissioner for Education between 1985 and 1987; elected senator in 1992; pioneer deputy national secretary of PDP in 1998; appointed Senior Special Assistant to President Olusegun Obasanjo in August 1999.
Alhaji Ikra Aliyu Bilbis
Born: February 1957
State: Zamfara
Education: Advanced Diploma in Public Administration.
Claim to Fame: Member, House of Representatives (1992-93); Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Environment, Housing and Urban Development, 2007; a two-term Chairman, Tsafe Local Government Council, Zamfara State (1997-2001); member of the Board of Trustees of ALGON since 2001.
Alhaji Sani Mohammed Ndanusa
State Commissioner
Born: May 1957
State: Niger
Education: MSc in Waste and Waste Water Engineering (Louhborough University)
Claim to Fame: General Manager, Niger State Water Board (1999-2001); later a permanent secretary in charge of the board; Currently Commissioner for Transportation and Infrastructural Development.
Mr. Nuhu Somo Way
Born: July 1952
State: Kaduna
Education: Master’s degree in Architecture (ABU)
Claim to Fame: Worked briefly with the Kaduna Polytechnic from 1978 to 1981 before going into private practice; currently chairman/chief executive officer of Cibi Nigeria Limited, Kaduna; member, MAN and NACCIMA.
Senator Ibrahim Musa Kazaure
Born: November, 1954
State: Kano
Education: National Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering.
Claim to Fame: Commissioner for Health in Kano State in 1983; elected senator in 1992 and served as the Majority Whip; Chairman, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (2000-2004); Nigeria’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia with concurrent accreditation to Oman, Yemen and Qatar from 2003 to 2007; also Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to OIC Mission in Jeddah Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the time.
Alhaji Jibril Maigari
State: Yobe
Education: HND (Public Admin)
Claim to Fame: Held senior positions in the State Ministry of Agriculture.
Senator Bello Jibril Gada
Born: 1954
State: Sokoto
Education: Bayero University, Kano and Ahmadu Belo University Zaria.
Claim to Fame: Senator (1999-2003) representing Sokoto East Senatorial District.

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