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President Sends New Ministerial List To Senate

October 28, 2013 | By Lolade
President Sends New Ministerial List To Senate
Reports have indicated that President Goodluck Jonathan is set to send fresh list of ministerial nominees to the Senate for screening and clearance. The nominees are to fill the 10 vacant slots in the 42-member Federal Executive Council, FEC. This is coming after last week’s screening of the ministerial nominees by the security and anti-graft agencies.


A relaible source said this,“As at Wednesday last week, four of the ministerial nominees have been screened,” a reliable source revealed yesterday. The source added that screening is being done in batches.

A source close to the Presidency said that the result of the screening is expected to be received by the President this week on his arrival from Israel where he had gone since last week for pilgrimage.

“We are confident that there won’t be issues with the nominees because a lot of background checks have been carried out by the Presidency before the names were sent for security checks.

“We are trying to avoid a situation where ministerial nominees were dropped because of security issues. Don’t forget that a good number of the nominees have held public offices before and have distinguished themselves in their chosen careers. The nominees are both technocrats and politicians,” a presidential aide stated at the weekend.


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