Sequel to the official announcement of ministerial list, the Presidency may have initiated moves to woo Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senators to support the nominees.
The Senate has fixed October 13 and 14 for screening of the nominees.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang [pictured above], said on Tuesday that he has initiated contact with PDP Senators as part of his duty to reach out to all sections in the National Assembly.
Enang stated this when he briefed journalists in Abuja in company with Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
Enang said both of them decided to brief journalists together for “the sake and interest of Nigeria.”
He said, “Part of our job is to reach out to all the sections. And the past is gone, this is a new beginning.”
Akpabio on his part said he is impressed by the ministerial nominees the President sent to the National Assembly for screening and confirmation as ministers.
Minority leader said, “We will do our best to ensure robust debate, fine-tune the policies of the APC administration to better the lots of Nigerians and to ensure that Nigeria gets out of the current economic doldrums.
“So far, on a personal note, I am impressed with the list that was sent by the President. I believe that he has kept to his word by ensuring that we sort out a lot of people of integrity that can salvage the country.
“But of course, the Senate will still do its work of screening and re-screening and I pray that more than 70 or 80 percent of the list should pass through”.