August 9, 2023

Tinubu meets with Wike, el-Rufai in Aso Rock

Tinubu meets with Wike, el-Rufai in Aso Rock

File photo of President Tinubu and el-Rufai.

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Abuja

President Bola Tinubu is currently meeting with former governors of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The two former governors are ministerial nominees.

However, while Wike was screened and confirmed by the Senate, the nation’s upper legislative chamber did not confirm el-Rufai because of an alleged security report.

The former governors arrived the State House separately.

While Wike came at about 1:40p.m., el-Rufai entered the presidential wing of Aso Rock at 2p.m.

Sources at the Presidential Villa hinted that efforts are being made to ensure that the Senate confirms Mallam el-Rufai.