By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
The Senate Majority Leader, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, has assured Nigerians that the Senate will only screen competent nominees sent to the House to ascertain their competences and capabilities to serve Nigeria diligently and in a way that will bring dividends of democracy to the populace.
Bamidele also disclosed that the Senate will commence the scrutiny of the ministers thoroughly today.
Bamidele said this at the weekend in Ado-Ekiti at a programme held at the Obafemi Awolowo Civic and Convention Centre in Ado Ekiti.
While speaking with journalists at the well-attended event, the Senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, said Senator Godswill Akpabio-led Senate was desirous and keen about ensuring that those holding pivotal positions under Tinubu’s presidency are those with capacities to deliver.
“Let me assure Nigerians that the screening won’t be only bow and go, except for those who had been members of the National Assembly before and whom we knew and appreciated that they have the wherewithal to give Nigerians qualitative leadership.
“We are going to follow the constitution to ensure that we deliver our mandate to make those who voted for us happy. This will occur at the level of parliament, oversight functions and at the committee level.
“We will partner Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to deliver on his promises to Nigerians. We are determined to ensure that all the three arms of government, particularly the judiciary are put on a good footing to be able to deliver justice without fear or favour. We are determined to ensure that the right people are brought on board”.
On the removal of the fuel subsidy, Bamidele stated that the federal government will soon roll out social investment programmes to palliate the sufferings of the masses, especially poorest of the poor in the country.
“The federal government will put palliatives in place to help the poorest of the poor . There is also another category of palliatives that will be rolled out for the civil servants apart from the promised salary increment that will be done across states and at the federal level.
“The removal is very significant because the FG will be able to save a lot of money to do infrastructure and make all Nigerians happy. That was the intention of President Tinubu about the removal. He knew what Nigerians are passing through and efforts are underway to cushion the effects of this removal”