The 28 ministerial nominees proposed by President Bola Tinubu, will on Monday, July 31, be screened by the senate.
This was disclosed by Spokesperson of the Senate, Sen. Adeyemi Adaramodu (APC-Ekiti) who addressed journalists after the red chamber received the list.
Adaramodu said that although the Senate is not supposed to sit on Mondays, they decided to suspend their rules because of the importance attached to the national assignment.
He said the screening would be thorough because the lawmakers were very much aware of the high expectations of those who would assist President Bola Tinubu in fulfillment of his mandate and the constitution
“The Senate is going to examine the character, personality, the experiences, the background of every nominee and we believe at the end of it, Nigerians will not be disappointed.
“We expect that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) that will be constituted after the screening is going to be the one that will breathe oxygen into the comatose economy of Nigeria.
“The list is here, until they come forward with their resume, it’s not going to be a shadow screening that you have a very good resume, you don’t have the character to carry the resume.
“You must have the character and you must have the mental ability to be able to be part of that cabin crew that is going to fly the aircraft of the success of Nigeria.
“To satisfy the expectations of Nigerians for high velocity performance, we will eyemark, not earmark the performances.”
The senate’s spokesperson stated that there would be no allocation of time for any nominee and “if a single nominee takes up to three hours or a whole day, so be it.”
On allegation of some of the nominees having a case with EFCC, Adaramodu said all the nominees had gone through security screening checks from the executive.