The Nigerian Senate has been commended for carrying out a thorough, unbiased, as well as successful screening and confirmation of ministerial nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The former Secretary to the Imo State government and Minister Designate, Professor Anthony Anwuka, gave the recommendation while speaking to reporters at the Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri, the Imo State capital, upon his arrival from the nation’s capital Abuja, after his ministerial screening.
He said that the Senate, to a large extent proved to Nigerians that the screening of ministers was not a child’s play, as they showed maturity and expertise in the way and manner the screening process was carried out irrespective of political differences.
Professor Anwuka expressed optimism that the new set of ministers under the leadership of President Buhari would deliver the needed dividends of democracy to all Nigerians, contribute their own quota to national development and help actualise the real change being propagated by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
In similar vein, a member of the House of Representatives from Okigwe South and Chairman, Committee on Health Services, Honourable Chike Okafor, also lauded the Senate for their feat on the ministerial screening.
He said for the first time in the history of democracy in Nigeria, the Senate during the screening exercise showed absolute objectivity, pointing out that it was an improvement compared to past screening.