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BREAKING: Senate Clears Former Rivers Governor Wike for Ministerial Position [VIDEO]

Former Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has been cleared by the Senate for a ministerial position.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Wike was screened by the Senate Committee on Screening and Ethics on Monday, and he was told to bow and take a leave by Senate President Godswill Akpabio.

During his screening, Wike told the Senate that President Bola Tinubu won’t regret nominating him to serve as a minister in his cabinet.

Wike is the only chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the ministerial list sent by the President to the Senate last Thursday.

He told the Senators that during his time as governor of the oil-rich Niger Delta state from May 2015 to May 2023, he started and completed many projects to improve the infrastructure of the state. He also said that he invited politicians across party lines to commission the projects.

He said, “it’s not magic. What is important is commitment.

“I can tell you in my second tenure, I never left my state, I slept in my state to solve the problem of my state.

“That’s why when I was leaving, my people brought out their wrapper for me to walk on.

“Till 27 of May, I was commissioning projects.

“For nominating me (and) if I am confirmed, I will perform in whatever capacity I serve”.

Wike arrived at the Senate with his wife and supporters.

The 28 ministerial nominees to be screened by the Senate are Hon. (Engr) Abubakar Momoh (Edo), Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar CON, Architect Ahmad Dangiwa (Katsina), Barr. Hannatu Musawa (Katsina), Chief Uche Nnaji (Enugu), Dr. Betta Edu (Cross River), Dr. Doris Aniche Uzoka (Imo), Senator David Umahi (Ebonyi), ex-Governor Nyesom Wike (Rivers), ex-Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa), ex-Governor Nasir Ahmed El-rufai (Kaduna), Hon, Ekperikpe Ekpo (Akwa Ibom), and Hon. Nkiru Onyejeocha (Abia), Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo (Ondo), Hon. Stella Okotete (Delta), Mr Bello Muhammad Goronyo (Sokoto), Hon. Uju Kennedy Ohanenye (Anambra), Mr. Dele Alake (Ekiti), Barr. Lateef Fagbemi SAN (Kwara), Mr. Muhammad Idris (Niger), Mr. Olawale Edun (Ogun), Mr. Waheed Adebayo Adelabu (Oyo), Mrs Iman Sulaiman Ibrahim (Nasarawa), Prof. Ali Pate (Bauchi), Prof. Joseph Utsev (Benue), Senator Abubakar Kyari (Borno), Senator John Enoh (Cross River), and Senator Sani Abubakar Danladi (Taraba).

In addition to the 28 names already presented, Senate President Godswill Akpabio revealed on Thursday that the President would forward more nominees for consideration.

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