- As the ministerial screening continues and ends to Tuesday, July 30, the Senate may also confirm all the 43 senatorial nominees
- The disclosure was made by the personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, Bashir Ahmad
- Ministerial screening started on Wednesday, July 24, and 40 nominees have so far been screened by the Senate
The personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, Bashir Ahmad, has said that the Senate may confirm all the 43 senatorial nominees.
Legit.ng gathers that Ahmad made the disclosure through his personal Twitter handle on Tuesday, July 30.
Recall that 40 ministerial nominees have already been screened by the Senate, while the remaining 3 will be screened on Tuesday, July 30.
They include Engineer Saleh Mamman from Taraba state, former minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (Kwara), and Sabo Nanono from Kano state.
Below is Ahmad's tweet:
Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government backed the special privilege of bow and go accorded some ministerial nominees by the Senate in the ongoing screening.
According to Senator Ita Enang, presidential liaison to the National Assembly (Senate), the lawmakers did nothing wrong by adopting such practice.
According to him, anybody who is qualified to be appointed as a minister must be qualified to be a member of the House of Representatives while anyone who has been a member of the House or a senator, and had screened and passed other people has been deemed to have gone through all the tests.
In another report by Legit.ng, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) demanded that the list containing President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees be sent to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further screening.
The PDP urged the Senate to send the list to the anti-graft agency to further give credibility to the screening process ahead of the inauguration of the nominees.
According to the opposition party, the screening exercise by the EFCC would enable the Senate to further confirm that many of the nominees, including those who are former governors and ministers, allegedly wrecked their states and ministries, have serious allegations of corruption, abuse of office and stealing of public funds hanging on their necks.
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