Ahead of Tuesday screening of those on President Muhammadu Buahri’s ministerial list, the nominees have started rushing to the National Assembly to submit their Curriculum Vitae (CVs).
Daily Trust reports that a total of eight nominees had submitted their CVs today, October 8, to the office of the senior special assistant to the president on National Assembly (Senate), Senator Ita Enang.
According to a source, the deadline for the submission of their CVs is tomorrow
The 21-man list of ministerial nominees was sent to the National Assembly for screening and confirmation by President Muhammadu Buhari last Wednesday.
After it was unveiled on Tuesday, October 6, the Senate president, Bukola Saraki 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..
Those who have submitted theirs were listed as Senator Chris Ngige (Anambra state), Dr. Ogbonaya Onu (Ebonyi), Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (Kano), Audu Ogbeh (Benue), Senator Udoma Udo Udoma (Akwa Ibom), Engineer Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa), Dr. Osagie Ehanire (Edo) and Ibrahim Usman Jibril.
The remaining nominees are expected to submit theirs before the end of the day.
The appointment of ministers by the President was said to have been determined by five factors; strict adherence to principle of non-interference in choosing his cabinet, integrity or pedigree; selfless service; old acquaintances and less exposure to political influence.
Nigerians have not stopped talking about the ministerial list which according to some fell short of expectations. Some states are against the ministerial nominees from their states. Senators from Rivers state presented a petition to the Senate against the nomination of the former governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi yesterday. They said Buhari should have reconsidered Amaechi’s nomination following allegations of fraud and corruption.
In Oyo state, the All Progressives Congress asked President Buhari to revisit his nomination Adebayo Shittu as minister, claiming that was not a team player in the party.