The Senate on Wednesday, July 24, commenced the screening of the 43 ministerial nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, July 24, for confirmation.
So far the Senate has screened 31 of the 43 ministerial nominees. 10 of the nominees were screened on Wednesday, July 24, 14 screened on Thursday, July 25, while seven were screened on Friday, July 26.
Some of the nominees already screened are Sen. Tayo Alasoadura (Ondo), Abubakar Aliyu (Yobe), Mustapha Shehuri (Borno), Retired Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (Kano), Zuibaru Dada (Niger) and Timipre Slyva (Bayelsa).
Others are Ramatu Aliyu (Kogi), Niyi Adebayo (Ekiti), Mohammed Abdullahi (Nassarawa), Sunday Dare (Oyo), Muhammadu Bello (Adamawa), Sen. Chris Ngige (Anambra) and Sadiya Umar-Farouk (Zamfara), Abubakar Malami (Kebbi), Sen. Hadi Sirika (Katsina), Dr Osagie Ehanire (Edo), Pauline Tallen (Plateau) and Muhammdu Dingyadi (Sokoto), Festus Keyamo (Delta) and Dr Ali Pantami (Gombe).
On Monday, July 29, by 10 am, the remaining 7 senates appeared before the Senate. They include; Sen. Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara), Babatunde Fasola (Lagos), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun) and Geoffrey Onyema (Enugu).
Maryam Katagum (Bauchi), Mohammed Mahmod (Kaduna), Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa) and Goddy Jeddy-Agba (Cross River) and Clement Agba (Edo).
Senator Chimaroke Nnamani endorsing the ministerial nominee for Enugu State, Geoffrey Onyema during his screening by the Nigerian Senate 3days ago.
Senator Chimaroke stood as a representative of the Enugu East senatorial zone at the screening of Geoffrey Onyama by the Nigerian senate where he attested to Onyema's intelligence, diplomacy, and political savviness.
He led his speech of support with precision and commendable revelations about Onyeama.
Chimaroke began with an outright commendation of the Nigerian senate on the basis of piloting the affairs of the House.
He then went further to deliver his support for Onyema not only as brothers and "grandson" of the pioneer political gods in Enugu but as one tested by the furnace and proven worthy.
'Onyema is a product of Cambridge, Graduate school of economics at Columbia University, a career diplomat, fluent in French, English, and Germany'.