The Senate on Monday screened Sixteen ministerial nominees submitted to it by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Thursday last week.
The upper legislative Chamber, had, Thursday last week adopted a resolution to conduct confirmation proceedings on days outside the normal sitting days to finish the exercise in record time before proceeding on annual vacation.
In the first batch, President Tinubu submitted 26 ministerial nominees, saying, others from States not reflected would follow suit in a few days.
It cannot be confirmed at the moment if nominees from states yet to be appointed will be communicated before Senators embark on their annual recess.
Meanwhile, the nominees listed on the Order Paper on Monday for screening and confirmation were:
Senator Abubakar S. Kyari – Borno
Abubakar Eshiokpekha Momoh – Edo
Nyesom Ezenwo Wike – Rivers
Engr. Prof. Joseph Terlumum Utsev – Benue
Senator John Owan Enoh – Cross River
Hon. Barr. Bello Muhammad – Sokoto
Mohammed Badaru Abubakar – Jigawa
Amb. Yusuf Maitama Tuggar – Bauchi
Senator Abubakar Sani Danladi – Taraba
Barr Uju-Ken Ohaneye – Anambra
Hon. Dr. Olubunmi Tunji Ojo – Ondo
Dr. Betta Edu – Cross River
Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim – Nasarawa
Arch Musa Ahmed Dangiwa – Katsina
Chief Uche Geoffrey Nnaji – Enugu
Stella Erhuvwuoghene Okotete – Delta
Meanwhile, checks reveal that two nominees have already been captured from Cross River State with one female nominee. OYO NEWS