The Nigerian Senate has commenced the screening of the new batch of ministerial nominees sent by President Bola Tinubu.
Recall that the President had on Wednesday, through his Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila, sent an additional list of 19 nominees to complement the previously sent 28 ministerial nominees.
In the Order paper of the plenary proceedings released on Friday, the nominees up for screening before the Senate include former Osun governor, Adegboyega Oyetola; former Kebbi governor, Atiku Bagudu; former Plateau governor, Simon Bako Lalong, former Zamfara governor, Bello Matawalle; and former governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Geidam.
Others are Dr. Tunji Alausa (Lagos), Sen. Aliyu Abdullahi (Niger), Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa), Sen. Alkali Saidu (Gombe), Dr. Yusuf Sununu (Kebbi) and Hon. Zephaniah Jisalo (FCT).
Also included are Ahmed Gwarzo (Kano), Bosun Tijani (Ogun), Dr. Mariga Mahmud (Kano) Festus Keyamo (Delta), Dr Isiak Salako (Ogun), Lola John (Lagos), Prof Tahir Mamman (Adamawa), Uba Mamman (Adamawa) and Shuaibu Audu (Kogi).
The Senate on Wednesday concluded the screening of the first batch of ministerial nominees.