The two former governors are ministerial nominees.
However, while Wike was screened and confirmed by the Senate, the Senate 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.