The Senate will on Wednesday decide the procedure for screening ministerial nominees submitted to it by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki receiving the Ministerial nominees list
In an exclusive interview with a Punch correspondent in Abuja, the Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, disclosed that the Senate will on Wednesday decide the procedure for screening ministerial nominees submitted to it by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said the screening by the Senate would be thorough just as the nomination process adopted by the Presidency was, and assured Nigerians that the screening of ministerial nominees would not be delayed by the upper legislative chamber.
“The communication from Mr. President, which contains the list of the ministerial nominees and which remained sealed as I am talking to you, will be opened by the Senate President as soon as we resume plenary on Tuesday.
“It will appear on the Order Paper on Wednesday morning and the Senate will set up the necessary legislative procedure for the screening exercise. I wish to assure Nigerians that the screening exercise will be thorough just the way the nomination process was thorough.”
In an interview with State House correspondents shortly after taking part in the country’s 55th independence anniversary inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said;
“I am hopeful and confident that the future is very bright. In the next few years, things will be even better. It will not be business as usual. We will ensure that the National Assembly will be people-oriented and will make laws that will make impact on Nigerians.”