President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Nigerian Senate, asking it to screen and confirm Muazu Jaji Sambo as a minister.

Mr Sambo’s nomination was read out during plenary on Tuesday by Senate President Ahmad Lawan.

The portfolio the appointee who hails from Taraba is expected to handle was not disclosed as at press time.

Mr Buhari had in September fired two ministers, promising to sack more subsequently.