The Senate confirmed the immediate past governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, as minister on Monday.
After reeling out his Curriculum Vitae and achievements, Wike 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.”
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Meanwhile, during the screening, the lawmakers representing River State, represented by Senator Barinada Mpigi ( PDP, Rivers Southeast), told Nigerians that Wike was the best in the state.
He said, “His Excellency former Governor Nyesom Wike is our best in Rivers State. He is our leader and role model.
“Distinguished senators, we employ that you should let him just take a bow and go. “His resume is insufficient to enumerate the works that he has done.” Afterwards, the Senate President, GodsWill Akpabio, told him to bow and leave.
Earlier, the Deputy Senate President, Jibrin Barau, had extolled the former governor stating that he was thrilled by his work in Rivers State.
Barau said, “The first time I got to River State; I was shocked because of the impact of your work in the state. “In fact, I thought I was abroad and not in Nigeria. Can you replicate the same work if you were confirmed as a Minister?”
The PDP chieftain arrived with his wife at the National Assembly complex on Monday.
The former Rivers governor was part of the first ministerial nominees President Tinubu forwarded to the Senate. Legal Attorney Blog had earlier reported that the Senate will commence screening of the ministerial nominees submitted by President Bola Tinubu.
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