President Buhari had told Washington during his visit to the US that he will appoint and name his ministers in September 2015. So the DSS has started the screening of people that have been nominated for the ministerial position, and a lot of the nominees have failed the anti-corruption stages including Rotimi Amaechi, Babatunde Fashola and Kayode Fayemi.
The three former governors were denied the ministerial screening because of petitions brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC).
Some of the prospective ministers includes, Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), former governor of Osun state, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Festus Odimegwu, a former managing director of Nigerian Breweries Limited.
The full list of the people currently undergoing screen by DSS includes;
1. Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former Osun State governor and ousted PDP national secretary.
2. Chief Bode Mustapha, former PDP National Auditor and an APC chieftain from Ogun state
3. Engineer Segun Oni, former Ekiti state governor and APC deputy national chairman (South West)
4. Kayode Fayemi, the immediate past governor of Ekiti state
5. Abba Ruma, a former Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources
6. Chief Kanu Agabi, a former Minister of Justice.
7. Donald Duke, a former Governor of Cross River state
8. Babatunde Fashola, the immediate past governor of Lagos state
9. Yinka Folashade Oredola
10. Rotimi Akeredolu, a former gubernatorial candidate in Ondo state.
11. Rotimi Amaechi, the immediate past governor of Rivers state
12. Engineer Funsho Kupolokun, former Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
13. Rabiu Kwankwanso, immediate past governor of Kano state
14. Bisola Adegbenro
15. Isaiah Danjuma, son of General Theophilus Danjuma from Taraba state.
16. Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation.
17. Kehinde Lawanson, a former executive director of First Bank.
18. Chief Bayo Ojo (SAN), former Minster of Justice
According to reports, APC leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Nigeria vice-president, Yemi Osibanjo are asking that the Muhammadu Buhari appoints Femi Falana as the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, telling him that such political move will boost his image as true democrat if he appoints a man he jailed 30 years ago. But Buhari is looking into appointing Abubakar Malami (SAN), a former National Legal Adviser to the defunct Congress for Progressive Change.