Senate begins screening of Ministerial Nominees amidst protests - Trends and Politics


Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Senate begins screening of Ministerial Nominees amidst protests

The Ministerial Nominees forwarded to the senate for confirmation by President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday began to get probed despite protests by the Senators.
Among those screened Wednesday were former Senate Minority leaders, Senators George Akume, Benue State and Godswill Akpabio, Akwa Ibom State, former Deputy Minority Whip, Senator Olorunnibe Mamora and a serving House of Representatives member on the platform of Accord Party, Emeka Nwajuaba from Imo State.
Senator Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate, in his remarks said  the nation would be better  when the executive and the legislature work together in the interest of the people.
He also urged the nominees to lead the vanguard that would result in the delivery of democratic  dividends when they become ministers.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan whilekick- starting the screening process proper, announced that the Senate was having before it, Curriculum Vitae of ten of the Nominees that would be screened. 
At the end of the Screening , ten Nominees  were screened, just as it adjourned sitting till Thursday at 6.15pm.
Those screened were Uchechukwu Ogah, Abia State; Godswill Akpabio, Akwa Ibom State; George Akume, Benue State; Rotimi Amaechi, Rivers State; Ogbonnaya Onu, Ebonyi State; Olorunnibe Adeleke Mamora, Lagos State; Emeka Nwajuaba, Imo State; Arch. Olamilekan Adegbite, Ogun; Adamu Adamu, Bauchi and Sharon Ikeazor, Anambra State.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan at the end of yesterday 's exercise, announced that eight nominees will be screened Thursday.

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