Happening now on the floor of the Senate is the screening of President Buhari’s ministerial nominees.
First to take the floor is Uchechukwu Ogah from Abia state.
Okechukwu Ogah is a Consultant Physician/Cardiologist ( Special Grade) at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
He served as Commissioner/ Chief Executive officer, Ministry of Health and member of Abia State Executive Council (August 2010- May 2015)
Senators and federal legislature have put on hold their recess to screen all nominees.
The confirmation of the would-be ministers is the only item on the Senate Order Paper today.
The screening is expected to be a long process and whether returning ministers will take a bow or go through the same screening process as the new ministers is still unknown.
Among the ministerial nominees, were former Ministers such as: Chris Ngige, Hadi Sirika, Rotimi Amaechi, Adamu Adamu, Mohammed Adamu, Babatunde Fashola and Lai Mohammed.
Others in the list are Uche Ogah, Emeka Nwajuiba, Sadiya Farouk, Musa Bello, Godswill Akpabio, Sharon Ikeazor, Ogbonnaya Onu, Akpa Udo, and Adebayo (Ekiti).
Also, Timipre Sylva, Adamu Adamu, Shewuye (Borno), Isa Pantami, Gbemi Saraki, Ramatu Tijani, Clement Abam were also declared as part of the nominees.
Paullen Tallen, Abubakar Aliyu, Sale Mamman, Abubakar Malami, Muhammed Mamood, Rauf Aregbesola, Mustapha Buba Jedi Agba, Olamilekan Adegbite, and Mohammed Dangyadi were equally nominated.