Ministerial screening to commence on Wednesday by Senate

The Senate will on Wednesday begin the screening of ministerial nominees.

This is contained in the Senate Order Paper circulated on Tuesday by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Rules and Business, Senator Ita Enang.

National AssemblyThe confirmation listed against the name of the Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, said, “That the Senate do consider the request of Mr. President, Commander-In-Chief, on the confirmation of nominees for appointment as ministers of the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

It said the confirmation is in accordance with Section 147(2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

President Goodluck Jonathan had last month forwarded the names of 12 ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation.

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Some Senators are said to be gearing up to block the exercise.

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