The Nigerian Senate has confirmed former Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi as minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
PDP senators, however, staged a walk out in protest of the confirmation of Amaechi.
The Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, led the walk-out.
The Senate also confirmed 17 other nominees as Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
They are Adebayo Shittu, Khadija Ibrahim, Heineken Lokpobiri, Cladius Daramola, Baba Mustapha, Ocholi James, Adewole Folorunso, and Bawa Bwari.
Others are Geoffrey Onyeama, Zainab Ahmed, Mohammed Dan Ali, Usani Uguru, Okechukwu Enelamah, Anwuka Gozie, Mohammed Bello, Adamu Adamu and Aisha Abubakar.Senator Obanikoro was also cleared during the last Senate headed by Senator David Mark when APC Senators stage a walk out.