As the ministerial screening which kicked off on Wednesday, July 24, continues, Nigerians have been making their thoughts on the process known via social media.
There have been divergent views expressed by many on the exercise.
President Muhammadu Buhari had sent the ministerial list containing 43 nominees to the Senate for confirmation on Tuesday.
As the occasion was set to begin, two Senators who were elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senators Dino Melaye and Phillip Aduda, representing Kogi West and the Federal Capital Territory in the National Assembly respectively, kicked against the fact that the FCT was not included in the ministerial list, as should have been the case according to them.
The screening would later continue however after the Senate President gave the go ahead as he noted both submissions made by his colleagues.
See what Nigerians are saying about the screening so far:
Some are disappointed with the process so far.
Senate President Ask the Nass to Leave Rotimi Ameachi, being a former Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly has been asked to take a bow and leave without any question. What a country #MinisterialScreening
— Shehu Zubairu (@ShehuZubair) July 24, 2019
Ogbonnaya Onu should stop disgracing himself.. If creating unfounded awareness about science and Technology was a major achievement of the Science and Technology Ministry under him for four years, then he shouldn't be confirmed again as a Minister #MinisterialScreening
— Emerie Uduchukwu (@EmerieUduchukwu) July 24, 2019
Uncle (Nominee Obonnaya Onu) telling stories instead of addressing issues. What happened to the guy that built the drone? Simple #MinisterialScreening
— SU (@Ed_ukporo) July 24, 2019
D nominees r prepared just to tek a bow, soo dis too many questions r exposing dia bad side ??♂️??♂️??♂️ #MinisterialScreening
— MN Yahya (@manmufty) July 24, 2019
Ogbonaya Onu cannot even mention one tangible thing he did for Science and Technology as a minister for 4 years. Such a shame. Talking about patent #MinisterialScreening
— Zeus' Mentor (@BarexB) July 24, 2019
#MinisterialScreening is just a formality and that is actually taking us back.
— ABACHA (@Gensaniabacha) July 24, 2019
They call it #MinisterialScreening
I call it #StakeholderScreening
— OLUMIDE (@therealshizo) July 24, 2019
A few were however, impressed with the proceedings thus far.
so far the process as been transparent and objective #MinisterialScreening
— ABDULSALAM OLAWUNMI (@iamwamix) July 24, 2019
Sen. James Manager asked an intelligent question …tell us specifically what you achieved Mr. Nominee #MinisterialScreening
— *AKIN FOLARIN* (@folsakins) July 24, 2019
What do you think of the process so far? Kindly leave a comment in the section below.