Tinubu sends second ministerial list on Wednesday

President Bola Tinubu will on Wednesday send a new batch of ministerial nominees to the Senate for screening.

According to a very reliable source in the Senate, the names would either come on Tuesday night or very early on Wednesday morning.

The source exclusively told our correspondent that the names of the new batch of ministerial nominees would be read at the plenary today.

The lawmaker added that the screening of the 28 nominees will be concluded today so that the next batch can be screened thereafter.

“By Wednesday, the new set of nominees will be unveiled, so that by Monday, we will be through with their screening.

“We want to conclude with the screening before we go on our recess. We wouldn’t want a situation where we would go on recess and we would now start calling lawmakers to back to come for screening,” the lawmaker said.

The Senate had on Monday screened 14 out of the 28 ministerial nominees earlier submitted by the President.

On Tuesday, nine out of the remaining 14 were screened. Those screened on Tuesday were Senator David Umahi (Ebonyi), Olawale Edun (Ogun State), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna State), Ahmed Dangiwa(Katsina State), Uche Nnaji (Enugu State), Stella Okotete (Delta State), Adebayo Adelabu (Oyo State), Ekperikpe Ekpo (CrossRiver State) and Hannatu Musawa(Katsina State).

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