Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the head of the country’s largest private equity firm to join his cabinet.
Senate President Bukola Saraki said on Tuesday that Buhari asked Okechukwu Enyinna Enelamah to join his cabinet, as lawmakers started screening the candidates for the long-awaited government.
Saraki however did not mention which portfolio Enelamah would be asked to take charge of.
Enelamah, a former Goldman Sachs banker, is a founder and chief executive of ACA, which has raised over $750 million in management funds since its inception in 1997.
President Buhari, elected into office in May, had not put a cabinet in place amid pressure from the public and rights groups.
Buhari will disclose the cabinet portfolios only after the upper house has approved the list.
The president submitted a second batch of nominees to the cabinet, carrying 14 names. He had submitted a first list with 21 names last month.
Among other technocrats nominated by Buhari is Aisha Abubakar, a banker who until recently headed the Abuja Enterprise Agency, a government body to help smaller firms.