President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has given his ministerial nominees a deadline of July 30 to complete their documentation ahead of their screening by the Senate.
The documentation is being carried out by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Sen. Abdullahi Gumel.
Gumel said the documentation is necessary for the screening, which will begin on Monday, July 31.
He said all nominees are expected to visit his office at AB 25, Basement, National Assembly complex, between July 28 and July 30 to complete the process.
The nominees are Abubakar Momoh (Edo), Yusuf Maitama (Bauchi), Ahmad Dangiwa (Katsina), Hanatu Musawa (Katsina), Uche Nnaji (Enugu), Dr. Betta Edu (Cross River), Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite (Imo), Senator David Umahi (Ebonyi), Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Muhammed Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Ekperikpe Ekpo (Akwa Ibom), Nkiru Onyejiocha (Abia), and Olubumi Tunji-Ojo (Ondo).
Others are Stella Okotete (Delta), Uju Kennedy (Anambra), Bello Mohammed Goroyo (Sokoto), Dele Alake (Ekiti), Lateef Fagbemi (Kwara), Mohammed Idris (Niger), Olawale Edun (Ogun), Waheed Adebayo Adelabu (Oyo), Mrs. Iman Suleiman Ibrahim (Plateau), Prof. Ali Pate (Bauchi), Prof. Joseph Utsev (Benue), Senator Abubakar Kyari (Borno), Senator John Eno (Cross River) and Senator Sani Abubakar Danladi (Taraba).
The deadline for the documentation is to ensure that all nominees are properly vetted before the screening begins.
The screening is expected to last for several days, and the nominees will be grilled by the Senate on their qualifications, experience, and vision for the country.
Once the screening is complete, the Senate will vote on whether to confirm the nominees. If confirmed, the nominees will be sworn in as ministers.