Buhari won’t interfere with ministerial screening – Presidency.

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on
National Assembly matters (Senate), Ita Enang has declared that the
presidency would not interfere with the Senate on the screening of
ministerial nominees submitted to it by President Muhammadu
Buhari.
Enang made this disclosure on Friday while speaking with
newsmen on the decision of the Senate that the ministerial
nominees must show proof of their assets declaration.
The presidential adviser vowed to work with the senators and the
nominees to ensure their satisfaction so the nomination will be
done smoothly.
“The Senate is the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the
Senate is free to set its criteria for the screening of the nominees
appearing before it.
“We will not dispute with the senate on what they want because it
absolutely lies in the heart and minds of the respective and
distinguished senators to determine what to ask.
“You cannot limit the question that you can ask a nominee, the
senators are free and the nominees will be free to answer the
question so the senators are within their rights to request what
they want,” he said.
Speaking further, Enang said it would be unfair to counter what
the Senate had already decided on as it was not proper to go into
a controversy with the Senate on any matter that lies within their
constitutional powers.
Asked about the list of the remaining names sent in by President
Muhammadu Buhari, Enang replied that those legible for screening
on Tuesday are the 21 names that are on the list.

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