The Senate on Monday approved the appointment of Nyesom Wike, the former governor of Rivers State, for a ministerial role.
Wike after reeling out his Curriculum Vitae and achievements, noted that his passion for Nigeria propelled him to accept the ministerial offer.
“I accepted the offer to serve as a ministerial nomination because of my passion to serve Nigeria,” he said.
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, Deputy Senate President Jibrin Barau praised the former governor, expressing his admiration for the work he did in Rivers State.