Tinubu, to send a new set of cabinet nominations to the Senate for confirmation, and the names will be announced either Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.
The names of the next batch of ministerial nominees will be read out at the plenary today, according to an exclusive source.
The screening of the 28 nominees will be completed today, according to the lawmaker, so that the next group can be screened.
“By Wednesday, the new slate of nominees will be revealed, and by Monday, we will have completed their screening.”
“We want to finish the screening before we go on break.” “We don’t want to be in a situation where we go on break and then start calling lawmakers back to come for screening,” the politician said.
The Senate vetted 14 of the 28 ministry nominees submitted by the President on Monday.
On Tuesday, nine of the remaining 14 candidates were inspected. Those screened on Tuesday were Senator David Umahi (Ebonyi), Olawale Edun (Ogun State), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna State), Ahmed Dangiwa(Katsina State), Uche Nnaji (Enugu State), Stella Okotete (Delta State), Adebayo Adelabu (Oyo State), Ekperikpe Ekpo (CrossRiver State) and Hannatu Musawa(Katsina State).
During his screening, Edun, a finance expert, shared his thoughts on the country’s exchange rate.
On palliative care, Edun stated that Nigeria may emulate India’s achievement by collecting biometric data.
Adelabu, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, has criticised the Federal Government’s economic management ministries for failing to supervise and oversee the CBN’s activities.
During his screening, El Rufai stated, “The President Tinubu vision is that we will not have power outages in this country within seven years.”
“The president is saddened by the fact that countries like Benin Republic, Niger, and Cameroon, our neighbours, have reliable electricity, yet we are unable to provide electricity to our households and businesses despite all of our resources and capabilities, and the quality of people we have as a nation,” he added.