The Nigerian senate has begun screening of the ministers nominated by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Tinubu had last week, released a list of 28 ministerial-nominees, with the promise to send another batch soon.
The constitution mandates the president to appoint at least one minister from each of the 36 states of the federation.
Although the screening was to commence at 11am, it started hours behind schedule.
The first nominee to be screened was Abubakar Momoh from Edo State.
In his brief remark, Momoh said he was ready to serve in any portfolio assigned to him.
Senate President Godswill Akpabio subsequently asked him to “bow and go” because he was a member of the House of Representatives.