The second batch of President Muhammadu Buhari’s list of ministerial nominees has been presented to the Nigerian Senate.
The Senate announced this via its Twitter handle on Monday afternoon.
The Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari, who was accompanied by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang and his counterpart for the House Of Representatives, Honorable Suleiman Kawu, handed over the letter to the Senate President at exactly 4:24 pm.
The letter was sealed and would only be opened by the Senate President at the plenary on Tuesday.
The first list of 21 ministerial nominees was sent to the Senate on September 30. 16 names are said to be on this second batch.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday asked ministerial nominees to report to the Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, for profiling.
Reports say some of the nominees were sighted at the Louis Edet House, headquarters of the Nigeria Police, to take part in the exercise.
They were given verification forms on police profiling to fill.
Those who have already filled the forms include Audu Ogbe (Benue), Chris Ngige (Anambra), Udoma Udo Udoma (Akwa Ibom) and Abubakar Malami (Kebbi).
Others, who are on their way include Babatunde Fashola (Lagos) and some others.
A source explained that the reason for the exercise is for the police to carry out further investigations on the ministerial nominees.
This will be a hurdle the nominees will have to scale before they appear before the Senate for full clearance.