The Senate has approved Nyesom Wike, the immediate past governor of Rivers State, for a cabinet position.
Imran Muhammad and his wife showed up at the National Assembly compound on Monday, as shown in a video posted by a tweep.
A member of the first batch of ministerial nominees Tinubu sent to the Senate was the former governor of Rivers and PDP leader.
The Meridian Spy had earlier reported that the Senate will commence the screening of the ministerial nominees submitted to it by President Bola Tinubu.
This is just as indications emerged that the President will create new ministries and form his full cabinet in two weeks.
Speaking shortly after the names of 28 nominees sent to the federal lawmakers were read on the floor by the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, the Senate spokesperson, Yemi Adaramodu (Ekiti South), said the Upper Chamber had suspended all its activities to commence the screening immediately.
Adaramodu said, “Screening will commence on Monday. We have suspended all the rules to accommodate the screening of the nominees.
“We were supposed to proceed on our vacation today (Thursday) but it has been suspended for this screening. We are starting the screening on Monday. We are not going to allocate time to nominees to talk.