This Akume made known while speaking in an interview with newsmen yesterday.
He noted that President Buhari was committed to his agenda and that explains his reasons for putting together a capable team to assist in achieving his goals for the country.
“I alone cannot make a difference, but together with my colleagues we will do our best for the country and Nigerians, and I believe when we are done, Nigeria will never be the same again positively.
“Seven of us from the Senate are part of the Federal Executive Council, and so I believe the process is meant to smooth the relationship between the executive and the legislative arm of the government,’’ he said.
Also speaking, Sen. Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, described the ministerial nominees screening process as elating to the senators and to himself.
He noted that the President delayed in releasing the Ministerial nominee list in a bid to select men of good standing.
“From the presentation by the distinguished members, who have been screened and the other nominees, it has been very revealing and that the president went to a great refinery and brought very refined men good enough for the next level of this country,’’ he said.
He also stated that the legislature and the executive are working together seamlessly.
He said, “this shows that the relationship is very good, and there were consultations between the executive and the legislative before the list was compiled and delivered.
“There is also an indication that the senate prepared in advance for the screening and nothing has taken them by surprise.
“The CVs of all the nominees we had them, we produced 120 copies, which were sent to the clerk of the senate to be distributed as each of the candidate was coming in.
“You could see from the composure and dexterity displayed by the President of the Senate, and even the comportment and professionalism of the distinguished senators shows that Nigeria is actually different under the 9th senate and second term of the president,’’ he said.
Source: Naija News