- Three ministerial nominees are on the brink of being yanked off due to illegalities like forgery and falsification
- One of the most controversial of the three is Stelle Oketette, the former boss of NEXIM Bank, who has been a centre of criticism after being enlisted by President Bola Tinubu
- Others included Arch. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa – Katsina State and Chief Uche Geoffrey Nnaji – Enugu State
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As reported by Vanguard, Oketette was enlisted among two other nominees; Arch. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa – Katsina State and Chief Uche Geoffrey Nnaji – Enugu State, whose credentials are being questioned by the red chambers.
Senate President Godswill Akpabio noted that the special cases bordering on forgery and other illegalities would be addressed at the confirmation stage.
Meanwhile, the major highlight of the ministerial screening on Monday, July 31, was the session of ex-Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, who stated that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu would not regret nominating him.
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The Rivers State nominee said:
"I can assure you that if I am confirmed in whatever capacity, Mr President will not regret nominating me."
Wike noted that he executed and commissioned a series of capital projects across Rivers State when he served as governor, making him the best fit to serve in whatever capacity he is being assigned to.
Stella Okotete: Lawyer Urges Senate to Disqualify Tinubu’s Ministerial Nominee, Gives Reason
In another development, The Nigerian Senate has been asked to disqualify Stella Okotete, a ministerial nominee of President Bola Tinubu.
Okotete is one of the seven women that made the 28 ministerial nominees list of President Bola Tinubu.
Tinubu’s Ministerial Nominees Commence Documentation Ahead of Senate Screening
Meanwhile, documentation for all 28 ministerial nominees of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has commenced.
The process started on Friday, July 28 and will end on Sunday, July 30, ahead of the Senate screening on Monday, 31.
All 28 ministerial nominees are asked to report to the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate).