Senator Ben Muray-Bruce has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari has the right to appoint anyone he could work with as his ministers, provided that such appointees met the expectations of the Red Chamber and Nigerians.
He made it known that the Senate would begin screening of the first batch of ministerial nominees sent to it last week by President Buhari.
He said: “The President cannot be prevented from choosing whom he believed he can work with; he is free to make his choices.
“However, what is demanded of those he has chosen is that when they show up for confirmation before the Senate, they must be able to prove that they are patriotic Nigerians and they would be able to care for the people they are to govern.
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“It is not important whom he has chosen, but what is important is for them to discharge their responsibilities for the benefit of the people.
“We do not want to see them living like kings and lords, but like ordinary people.
“The Aviation Minister must fly Nigerian carriers, should stay in line to get screened and walk through the airports like every other passenger.
“The Works Minister must be ready to ply our roads, the Finance Minister must be seeing dealing with the economy and strengthening the Naira, while the Minister of Health must use Nigerian hospitals. They must use the services that are available to all Nigerians.”