President Bola Tinubu is set to submit a new batch of ministerial nominees to the Senate for screening today.
According to the Punch, a reliable source said the names will be read at the plenary either on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.
The screening of the 28 nominees is expected to be completed today, allowing for the screening of the next batch.
Earlier, the Senate screened 14 out of the 28 ministerial nominees.
“By Wednesday, the new set of nominees will be unveiled, so that by Monday, we will be through with their screening.
“We want to conclude with the screening before we go on our recess. We wouldn’t want a situation where we would go on recess and we would now start calling lawmakers to come back to come for screening,” the lawmaker said.
On Tuesday, nine nominees were screened, including Senator David Umahi, Olawale Edun, Nasir el-Rufai, Ahmed Dangiwa, Uche Nnaji, Stella Okotete, Adebayo Adelabu, Ekperikpe Ekpo, and Hannatu Musawa.
Edun, a finance expert, shared views on the nation’s exchange rate and suggested using biometrics for palliative sharing.
Adelabu criticized the lack of supervision of the Central Bank of Nigeria by the economic management ministries.
El Rufai expressed the President’s vision of achieving no power outages within seven years.
“The president is saddened by the fact that countries like Benin Republic, Niger, Cameroon, our neighbours have reliable electricity yet with all our resources and capabilities, and the quality of people we have as a nation, we are unable to provide electricity to our households and businesses”, he added.