The Senate has cleared the immediate past governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike as a minister under the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The Senate confirmed Wike today, Monday, July 31, 2023, during the screening of the ministerial nominees submitted by Tinubu.
Wike after reeling out his Curriculum Vitae and achievements, noted that his passion for Nigeria propelled him to accept the ministerial offer.
He said, “I accepted the offer to serve as a ministerial nomination because of my passion to serve Nigeria.”
Meanwhile, the lawmakers representing River State represented by Senator Barinada Mpigi ( PDP, Rivers Southeast) during the screening told Nigerians that Wike was the best in the state.
He said, “His Excellency former Governor Nyesom Wike is our best in Rivers State. He is our leader and role model.
“Distinguished senators, we employ that you should let him just take a bow and go.
“His resume is insufficient to enumerate the works that he has done.”
The Senate President, GodsWill Akpabio, thereafter, told him to take a bow and leave.
Earlier, the Deputy Senate President, Jibrin Barau, had extolled the former governor stating that he was thrilled by the work he did in Rivers State
Barau said, “The first time, I got to River State; I was shocked because of the impact of the work that you did in the state.
“In fact, I thought I was abroad and not in Nigeria. Will you be able to replicate the same work if you were confirmed as a Minister?”