The Senate on Monday cleared the immediate past governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, for a ministerial role.
Wike who was seen in a video arriving at the National Assembly complex with his wife on Monday was part of the first set of ministerial nominees Tinubu forwarded to the Senate.
Speaking shortly after the names of 28 nominees sent to the federal lawmakers were read on the floor by the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, the Senate spokesperson, Yemi Adaramodu (Ekiti South), said the Upper Chamber had suspended all its activities to commence the screening immediately.
Adaramodu said, “Screening will commence on Monday. We have suspended all the rules to accommodate the screening of the nominees.
“We were supposed to proceed on our vacation today (Thursday) but it has been suspended for this screening. We are starting the screening on Monday. We are not going to allocate time to nominees to talk.”