The Senate began the process of evaluating ministerial nominees proposed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu today.
The President sent a list of 28 names to the Senate, promising that another batch would be sent soon.
The President is required by the constitution to designate at least one minister from each of the 36 states.
The screening was supposed to start at 11 a.m., but it was delayed for several hours.
The first nominee to undergo screening was Abubakar Momoh from Edo State.
In his brief statement, Momoh expressed his readiness to serve in any assigned portfolio.
However, the Senate President Godswill Akpabio requested him to “bow and go” as Momoh was a member of the House of Representatives.
Unlike the rigorous screenings that lawmakers undergo when appearing before the upper legislative chamber, the tradition dictates a different approach for ministerial nominees.