Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu has congratulated the seven newly appointed ministers.
Kalu, in a goodwill message issued on Thursday in Abuja, described the new appointees as patriotic and selfless Nigerians.
While urging the new ministers to live up to expectations, Kalu reiterated Federal Government’s committed to nation building.
Kalu applauded the President for the choice of the new ministers and said that the new appointees would work collectively with their colleagues in implementing the noble agenda of the Federal Government.
The former governor of Abia urged the new ministers to discharge their duties and responsibilities without sentiments, noting that the President has continually demonstrated patriotism in running the affairs of the country.
He said, “I commend President Muhammadu Buhari for choosing the right candidates for the vacant ministerial positions.
“In particular, I felicitate with Mr Ikechukwu Ikoh, the Minister of State for Science and Technology, who is from Abia State.
“Just like others, Ikoh’s capacity is not in doubt as he had demonstrated intellectual capability and administrative acumen in previous appointments.
“The new ministers who are accomplished Nigerians in various professions, will complement the efforts of the President and other members of the federal executive council in advancing the cause of Nigerians”.
Kalu wished the new ministers continued success in their noble roles.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore in seven new Ministers who have been screened and confirmed by the Senate.
The swearing-in at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) was done in two batches of four and three each.
The first set was Henry Ikoh – Abia State, Umana Okon Umana – Akwa Ibom State, Odum Odih – Rivers State, and Ademola Adewole Adegoroye – Ondo State.
The second batch included Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub – Kano State, Goodluck Nnana Opiah – Imo State, and Egwumakama Joseph Nkama – Ebonyi State.