President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the names of two ministerial nominees to the Senate as replacements for the late Mr James Enojo Ocholi (SAN) who died in an accident in March 2016 and Mrs Amina Mohammed who was appointed as UN deputy secretary-general in December 2016.
The nominees are Professor Steven Ocheni from Kogi state and Suleiman Hassan from Gombe state.
A presidency source confirmed that the letter had been sent to Senate president Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday night March 28, and is expected to be read at plenary on Wednesday, March 29.
According to the source, a cabinet reshuffle was imminent and would most likely take place in the next few weeks after the two nominees might have been confirmed by the Senate.
After the screening and confirmation of the two nominees from Kogi and Gombe States, Mr. President would most likely reshuffle his cabinet to accommodate the new ministers and move others where he thinks they are better suited.
As you know, 34 of his ministers have been in the cabinet for almost 18 months, which has enabled the president to assess their strengths and weaknesses.
On this basis, he would move some of them around to reengineer the cabinet and get the ministers cracking on delivering on the promises made by the administration to the Nigerian people.