President Buhari, in the letter, explained that the confirmation request was in accordance with the provisions of Section 147 subsection 2 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended . The names submitted are as follows.
Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh – Abia
Umana Okon Umana – Akwa Ibom
Ekumankama Joseph Nkama- Ebonyi
Goodluck Nana Opiah – Imo
Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub – Kano
Ademola Adewole Adegoroye – Ondo
Odum Odi – Rivers