From Tom Garba, Yola
Former Governor of Kano State and a current Senator, Rabiu Musa kwankwaso, has stated that all the ministers that will be working under the administration of Mohammadu Buhari are not above the law and they can be petitioned.
Kwankwaso stressed that there was nothing wrong with the calibre of ministerial nominees sent to the Senate, adding that Nigerians have the attitude of writing petitions against individuals no matter how credible they might be.
As the eighth Senate begin the screening of ministerial nominees sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Kwankwaso said the exercise would be done in the general interest of Nigerians.
Speaking in an interview at the Yola International Airport, Kwankwaso said the Senate has a mandate to ensure credible persons were screened.
He stated that he was optimistic that National interest would be considered in the screening exercise to enable the new administration commence the desired change for Nigerians.
Kwankwaso however said democracy called for giving everyone the opportunity to participate and contribute for the overall good of the society, a base on which the Senate choose to offer all nominees the right to appear for screening.
He acknowledged that efforts by the new administration to effect changes was gradually yielding positive results.
While commending President Buhari for success in the war against insurgency, Senator Kwankwaso called for patriotism for the current administration to restore the country back on the track of peace and development.