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3 Ministerial Nominees Who May Head Nigeria’s Ministry of Justice

Following the confirmation of 18 ministers on Wednesday, October 14, by the Senate, there has been speculation as to who will head the nation’s Ministry of Justice.

Abubakar Malami (SAN) at the Senate for Ministerial Screening . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan

Abubakar Malami (SAN) at the Senate for Ministerial Screening Photo credit: Gbemiga Olamikan

The ministerial nominees list was finally made public on Tuesday, October 6, by the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, after Nigerians waited for almost three months.

President Buhari had initially sent a list of 21 names to the Senate on Wednesday, September 30, comprising of former governors and politicians who helped the president to power in the March 28 poll. The president on October 12,sent the list of the 2nd batch of ministerial nominees to the Senate.

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As the country awaits the announcement of the ministers and their portfolio, Naij.com has come up 3 nominees who may likely head the Ministry of Justice in the cabinet of President Buhari.

1. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN

Fashola 2

Babatunde Raji Fashola

It has been reported in some quarters that President Buhari is impressed in what the former governor of Lagos state has achieved.  The former governor is being tipped for the office of Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

Fashola who was governor of Lagos state from 2007 to 2015, was appointed by President Buhari as head of his campaign finance.

Despite the opposition to his nomination is some quarters, Fashola remains the one of the shining light of Nigeria’s fledgling democracy.

2. Abubakar Malami, SAN

Abubakar Malami

Abubakar Malami

Malami has also been tipped to emerge as the next attorney general of the federation. He has been a very close associate of President Buhari since his their days at the Congress For Progressives Change. He is said to be a very brilliant lawyer who has the ears of the president.

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3. James Ocholi, SAN


James Ocholi

The nomination of James Ocholi (SAN) has been described as a blessing to the nation. He was Kogi state’s coordinator of President Buhari’s campaign and a former gubernatorial candidate.

Ocholi who has seen as one with a competent personality, is expected to bring his brilliance and integrity to bear on the new administration.

The former gubernatorial candidate has justified his competence in his chosen profession as one of the front line legal practitioners in the country today. He fits into the anti-corruption criteria of the present Federal Government.

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