By Alex Agbo in Abuja
The Senate on Tuesday began the screening of ministerial nominees sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari.
10 of the first set of 21 nominees forwarded to the Senate were screened on Tuesday.
All the 10 appeared to have been approved by the upper legislative chamber after it returned to plenary after the nominees were screened in the Committee of the Whole Senate.
Among those screened were Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazzau, Mrs. Amina Mohammed Ibrahim, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Suleiman Mohammed.
Whereas some of the nominees like Fayemi, Danbazzau and Osamire were thoroughly screened, others had it easy, spending a little time before the Senators.
But of the lot, it was the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mohammed, who had the best time. He spent about 10 minutes with the Senators and it was all banters and no questions.
Speaking with journalists after Tuesday’s screening, Chairman Senate Adhoc Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Dino Melaye, said 10 nominees were screened and that the remaining 11 from the first set of 21 nominees would be screened on Wednesday.