President Jonathan sent a list of 8 ministerial nominees to the Senate for screening and approval. The list was read at the Senate meeting by David Mark. Names on the list include;
- Senator Musiliu Obanikoro (Lagos State)
- Mrs.Patricia Akwashiki (Nasarawa)
- Mrs. Hauwa’u Lawan (Jigawa)
- Prof. Nicholas Akise Ada (Benue)
- Col. Augustine Akobundu retd. (Abia)
- Mr. Fidelis Nwankwo (Ebonyi)
- Mr. Kenneth Kobani (Rivers)
- Senator Joel Ikenya (Taraba).
No date has been fixed for the Senate screening of the nominees.