Ministerial Nominee Screening: 20 Candidates Prepared, 8 Await Documentation Completion

Last week, President Bola Tinubu submitted a list of twenty-eight ministerial nominees to the Senate through his Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila.


The President acted swiftly to meet the constitutional deadline, sending the list before July 28.

While there is anticipation for a supplementary list of nominees, the Senate has begun the process of screening the candidates to determine their suitability for ministerial roles.

Completion of Documentation by Nominees

As of today (Monday), twenty out of the twenty-eight ministerial nominees have already completed their documentation for the screening process.

The candidates have been prompt in fulfilling this requirement, signaling their readiness to face the Senate’s scrutiny and demonstrate their potential contributions to governance if confirmed.


Remaining Nominees Yet to Complete Documentation

However, there are eight nominees who are yet to finalize their documentation.

It has been revealed that these individuals are currently out of the country.

This delay may raise questions and concerns about their readiness and commitment to the ministerial roles they have been nominated for.

Nonetheless, it is expected that they will fulfill the necessary requirements upon their return.

Senate’s Role in the Screening Process

With a 109-member Senate, the candidates will undergo a rigorous screening process to assess their qualifications, experience, and competence for the ministerial positions.


The Senate’s responsibility is to ensure that only the most suitable individuals, capable of making significant contributions to governance, are confirmed for these crucial roles in the government.


As the Senate commences the screening of ministerial nominees, the nation awaits the outcome of this process with great interest.

The successful confirmation of competent and dedicated individuals will play a pivotal role in shaping the nation’s governance and addressing its challenges.

The citizens hope for a transparent and merit-based selection, as the government strives to build a capable team to steer the country towards progress and prosperity.

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