The Chairman, Senate Committee on Information, Senator Dino Melaye has revealed why the erstwhile Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Chibuike Ameachi was omitted from the Tuesday ministerial screening.
It would be recalled that Dino had informed Nigerians on Monday that Amaechi will be among the ministerial nominees to be screened today by the upper chambers of the National Assembly.
While speaking on why only three people were chosen for Tuesday’s screening, Melaye said it was due to popular demands by Nigerian’s on the need to avoid rush on the questions that will be thrown at the nominees. He said the essence was to do a thorough job to the satisfaction of Nigerians who are yearning for a better screening exercise.
”The reason why we reduced the number of nominees is because we responded to the agitations and yearnings and the aspirations of Nigerians.
”We have monitored the reactions of Nigerians on the issue of the ministerial screening and we found out that Nigerians believed that we are rushing the process and it was not as thorough as they would desire,” he said.
Melaye further assured Nigerians that the senate was doing its best to ensure that the right people are picked as minister, adding that Nigerians will surely be proud of their efforts at the end of the exercise.
He said ”We have agreed that we reduce to three or four per day so that the interaction and screening exercise will be more thorough and Nigerians will appreciate who is going to be their minister, ” he assured.