Ministerial nominees have been asked by President Muhammadu Buhari to report to Solomon Arase, the Inspector General of Police for profiling ahead of the screening on Tuesday, October 13 by the Senate.
According to a source, the reason for this is to enable the police carry out a thorough investigation on the ministerial nominees.
Channels Television reports that some of the nominees were seen at the Louis Edet House, headquarters of the Nigeria Police, to take part in the exercise.
They were said to have been given verification forms on police profiling to fill.
Reports say Audu Ogbe (Benue), Chris Ngige (Anambra), Udoma Udo Udoma (Akwa Ibom) and Abubakar Malami (Kebbi) have already filled the forms.
Babatunde Fashola (Lagos) and some others are reportedly on their way for profiling.
This is one of the hurdles the ministerial nominees will have to scale before they can be confirmed as ministers.
Bukola Sarki, the Senate president after unveiling the ministerial list on Tuesday, October 6, said the screening of the prospective ministers will commence on October 13, at which time the Senate would have received detailed information about all the nominees.
As the Senate prepares to screen prospective ministers, they reached a consensus that at least two senators from the state of a nominee must endorse each person nominated by Buhari.
Yesterday, the nominees started submitting their Curriculum Vitae (CVs) to the office of the senior special assistant to the president on National Assembly (Senate), Senator Ita Enang. A total of eight nominees reportedly submitted their CVs.