The immediate past governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has been cleared by the Nigerian Senate for a ministerial role.
Wike had explained that his passion for the country 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.”
His stance was boosted by the lawmakers representing River State, Barinada Mpigi (PDP, Rivers Southeast) during the screening.
Mpigi 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 Wike to take a bow and leave.