JUST IN: Senate Suspends Recess To Screen Ministerial Nominees

The Senate has announced the postponement of its annual recess for one week to enable members to screen the ministerial nominees whose names have been forwarded to the upper legislative chamber by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The annual recess was initially billed to start on Thursday.

The Chairman, Senate ad hoc committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Adedayo Adeyeye, stated this while speaking to journalists on Tuesday.

Senator Adeyeye noted that the Senate would start the screening tomorrow,  Wednesday.

The Senate Spokesman said since the exercise would be thorough, the Senate would suspend its rules to sit beyond 2 pm and conduct plenary on Mondays and Fridays until all the nominees have been successfully grilled.