The Senate yesterday screened Nine more Ministerial nominees; including ex-governors Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna) Dave Umahi (Ebonyi); Wale Edun, Uche Nnaji, Stella Okotete, Adebayo Adelabu, Ekperikpe Ekpo, Hannatu Musawa, and Musa Dangiwa.
However things became rowdy during the screening of Nasir El-Rufai, when a Senator, Sunday Karimi submitted a petition against him which he said bothered on security, coerciveness and unity.
Deputy Senate President Barau Jibrin, who was presiding, received the documents from the lawmaker, but when the Senate President Godswill Akpabio returned to his seat, he cautioned that such matters bother on security and therefore should not be considered.
Our correspondent, Raliat Adenekan reports that the former Governor of Kaduna, El Rufai proffered solutions to questions concerning the power sector.
In a similar development, Wale Edun, a ministerial nominee from Ogun state, who spoke on recipe for economic turnaround, noted that the GDP per capita of Nigeria in 1990 was higher than China, but now has significantly declined owing to reckless spending and lack of production.
The Senate screening on Tuesday leaves five remaining nominees, including presidential spokesman Dele Alake; Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Lateef Fagbemi; Muhammad Idris, Ali Pate, and Doris Uzoka.