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Senate clears Wike for ministerial role


Senate clears Wike for ministerial role

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Senate, on Monday, cleared the immediate past governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, for a ministerial role in the administration of President Bola Tinubu.

Wike, who reeled out his Curriculum Vitae and achievements, noted that his passion for Nigeria propelled him to accept the ministerial offer.

He said, “I accepted the offer to serve as a ministerial nomination because of my passion to serve Nigeria.”

Meanwhile, the lawmakers representing River State represented by Senator Barinada Mpigi ( PDP, Rivers Southeast) during the screening told Nigerians that Wike was the best in the state.

According to him, “His Excellency, former Governor Nyesom Wike, is our best in Rivers State. He is our leader and role model.

“Distinguished Senators, we imploy that you should let him just take a bow and go.

“His resume is insufficient to enumerate the works that he has done.”

Senate President, GodsWill Akpabio, thereafter, told him to take a bow and leave.

Deputy Senate President, Jibrin Barau, had earlier extolled the former governor, stating that he was thrilled by the work he did in Rivers State.

Barau said, “The first time, I got to River State; I was shocked because of the impact of the work that you did in the state.

“In fact, I thought I was abroad and not in Nigeria. Will you be able to replicate the same work if you were confirmed as a Minister?”

The PDP chieftain who was seen in a video shared by a tweep, Imran Muhammad arrived at the National Assembly complex with his wife on Monday.

The former Rivers governor was part of the first set of ministerial nominees Tinubu forwarded to the Senate.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that the Senate will commence the screening of the ministerial nominees submitted to it by President Bola Tinubu.