Ministerial screening: ‘We played politics behind the scene’ – Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has revealed that a lot of politicking was done behind the scenes, during the recently concluded ministerial screening.

Saraki said on Tuesday, that apart from what Nigerians watched on television, a lot more took place at the Senate, adding that here was a lot of ‘give and take’ during the process.

The Senate President stated this after submitting the confirmed lost of ministers-designate to President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa.

Saraki also praised his colleagues for the thorough job done during the screening, while stressing that the nominees’ quality made their jobs easier.

He said: “As I said the work was not difficult because of the quality of nominees that came in.

“Secondly it is the fact that we put in the time to vigorously put the nominees to answer the questions and at the end of the day, we found out that most of them met the requirement and the senate was satisfied.”

“You noticed that in some cases we delayed the number of one or two. It is all part of politics of behind the scene but at the end of the day, we finished with them.”

“That is all about give and take and eventually I am happy with what the senators have done. The entire 108 senators, we have done a good job and I believe we have laid the platform for the government to fully take off.”

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