Se­nate to fix date for min­is­te­rial screen­ing to­mor­row

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Is­mail Mu­dashir

The Se­nate is ex­pected to­mor­row to fix a date for the screen­ing of the min­is­te­rial nom­i­nees sub­mit­ted by Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari, Daily Trust has gath­ered.

The fix­ing of the date would be pre­ceded by the un­veil­ing of the min­is­te­rial nom­i­nees list sub­mit­ted by Pres­i­dent Buhari last Wed­nes­day.

Sen­a­tors, our cor­re­spon­dent re­ports, would be re­con­ven­ing to­mor­row af­ter the In­de­pen­dence Day hol­i­day they em­barked upon last Wed­nes­day.

The Se­nate Pres­i­dent, Bukola Saraki had shortly af­ter re­ceiv­ing the min­is­te­rial list said the sealed par­cel would be un­veiled to­mor­row dur­ing ple­nary.

Our cor­re­spon­dent gath­ered that af­ter un­veil­ing the “Pres­i­dent par­cel,” Saraki would an­nounce a date for the proper screen­ing and con­fir­ma­tion of the nom­i­nees.

A prin­ci­pal of­fi­cer told our cor­re­spon­dent that the min­is­te­rial nom­i­nees would be given “enough” time to pre­pare for the screen­ing. He said the pro­ce­dure to be used for the screen­ing may also be adopted dur­ing to­mor­row’s sit­ting.

“We can­not just ask the nom­i­nees to come for­ward im­me­di­ately for the screen­ing be­cause most of them are not aware of their nom­i­na­tion into the Fed­eral Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil. The screen­ing is like a job in­ter­view and as such we are go­ing to give them time to pre­pare for it,” the prin­ci­pal of­fi­cer said.

It was gath­ered that the nom­i­nees were only con­tacted last Fri­day by the pres­i­dency to for­ward their Cur­ricu­lum Vi­tae (CVs) for the job.

Con­tacted, leader of the Se­nate, Ali Ndume said due process would be fol­lowed in the screen­ing and also con­firmed that a date for the screen­ing would be fixed to­mor­row.

“We are not go­ing to in­tro­duce any­thing to make it dif­fi­cult for the nom­i­nees, we will fol­low due process and we will be thor­ough. We are not go­ing to make a big deal out of the screen­ing. The screen­ing proper would not be im­me­di­ately,” he said.

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