3rd May, 2017
Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, confirmed Professor Steven Ikani Ocheni and Suleiman Zarma Hassan as ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Ocheni was nominated more than one year after a former Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi, died in a ghastly motor accident, along Kaduna-Abuja road.
Hassan is to replace Amina Mohammed, who currently serves as the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN). Professor Ocheni, until his appointment, was a lecturer in the Kogi State University.