Tinubu Present Second Batch Of Ministers To The Senate For Screening

By Mohammed Bello Doka,
Abuja, Nigeria,
2 August, 2023.

In an exciting development, President Bola Tinubu is set to present a fresh group of ministerial nominees to the Senate today for screening, according to reliable sources. The much-anticipated announcement is expected to take place either late tonight or early tomorrow morning.

A top-ranking official in the Senate, who spoke exclusively to our correspondent, revealed that the names of the new batch of nominees would be read aloud during the plenary session today. This news comes as a positive step forward for the government's agenda, as it signifies progress in the formation of the new cabinet.

The insider further stated that the screening process for all 28 nominees will be completed by the end of the day, allowing the subsequent batch of candidates to undergo screening in the coming days. The aim is to unveil the new set of nominees by Wednesday so that their comprehensive screening can be finalized before Monday, ensuring a smooth transition into the upcoming parliamentary recess.

"We want to wrap up the screening before the recess begins. It would be inconvenient to call lawmakers back for screening during our break," explained the lawmaker.

Earlier this week, the Senate successfully screened 14 nominees, representing half of the initial 28 individuals proposed by President Bola Tinubu. The second round of screenings took place yesterday, during which nine more candidates faced the scrutiny of the Senate. Among those screened were notable figures such as Senator David Umahi (Ebonyi), Olawale Edun (Ogun State), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna State), Ahmed Dangiwa (Katsina State), Uche Nnaji (Enugu State), Stella Okotete (Delta State), Adebayo Adelabu (Oyo State), Ekperikpe Ekpo (Cross River State), and Hannatu Musawa (Katsina State).

With the successful screening of this second group of nominees, the Senate is making significant progress in ensuring a competent and diverse cabinet for President Tinubu's administration. As these developments unfold, the public eagerly awaits the announcement of the remaining candidates and the subsequent confirmation of their nominations. It is hoped that the completion of the screening process will provide a solid foundation for an effective and efficient government that upholds the interests and aspirations of the Nigerian people.

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