Senate Confirms El-Rufai for Ministerial Position Amidst Controversy & Petitions

Nasir El Rufai

The Nigerian Senate has screened and confirmed Mallam Nasir El-Rufai for ministerial appointment after security report citing flood of petitions, unguarded statements, human right abuses and financial misconduct.

President Bola Tinubu transmitted Nasir El-Rufai, the immediate past governor of Kaduna state to the Senate for screening and confirmation as ministerial nominee.

But El-Rufai was not screened initially by the Senate after 45 nominees were successfully screened, along two others due to pending security report.

As reported by Premium Times, El Rufai was painted as the most controversial ministerial nominee, the SSS said his nomination attracted the most petitions and widespread rejections on both the mainstream and digital platforms. It added that aggrieved members of the society also took protests against him to the National Assembly during the screening exercise, sources said.