Buhari’s ministerial list: Live updates as Senate screens nominees (day 2) The Senate on Wednesday, July 24, commenced the screening of the 43 ministerial nominees which was sent by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, July 24, for confirmation.
So far, 10 out of the nominees have been screened, remaining 33 to be grilled at the upper legislative chamber. The nominees already screened are are
Uchechukwu Ogah (Abia), Goodwill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), George Akume (Benue), Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi), Emeka Nwajuaba (Imo), Olorunnimbe Mamora (Lagos), Olamilekan Adegbite (Ogun), Adamu Adamu, Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers) and Sharon Ikeazor (Anambra).
Ministerial nominee from Ondo state: Tayo Alasoadura Senator Tayo Alasoadura has been called before the Senate for screening.
(REASONS TO LEARN WEB DESIGN) As a member of the eight Senate, he will also be asked to take a bow and leave. As he made his introductory speech, Alasoadura urged the night National Assembly to continue working on the Petroleum Industry Bill.
Responding, the minority leader of the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe, representing Abia South senatorial district, noted that the National Assembly has already done its part on the bill, adding that it is the executive that is yet to assent the bill.
Abaribe urged Alasoadura to convince the executive which he is now part of, if his nomination is approved, to sign the bill. Tayo Alasoadura appears before the Senate for ministerial screening Source: UGC.
Ministerial nominee from Borno state: Mustapha Shehuri Mustapha Shehuri is now on the floor of the Senate as a ministerial nominee from Borno state. He is currently addressing the Senate, talking about his achievements and what he will do if approved as a minister.
Shehuri was the the minister of state, power, works housing, Mustapha Baba-Shehuri.
Mustapha Shehuri appears before the Senate for ministerial screening Source: UGC As a former member of the House of Representatives, Shehuri will also be asked to take a bow and leave.
Meanwhile, Senate president Ahmad Lawan countered the minority’s allegation that there was a fight in the petroleum ministry in the last regime. Lawan said President Muhammadu Buhari was the minister of petroleum and he did not fight with the former state minister, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu.
Senator Abaribe, however, clarified that he raised the issue to point out the fact there is a need to specify the duties of the senior ministers and state ministers to avoid clashes in the discharge of duties. Shehuri has been asked to take a bow and leave.
Abubakar Aliyu, born 14th April 1966, is the immediate past deputy governor of Yobe state. He is currently introducing himself before the Senate. Though, Aliyu has never been a member of the National Assembly, he was unanimously given the privilege of taking a bow.
Ministerial nominee from Kano state: Bashir Salihi Magashi Bashir Salihi Magashi introduced himself before the Senate as prepared fro questions from the legislators. Senate deputy president Ovie Omo-Agege and Senator Orji Uzor Kalu asked him questions on what he will do if appointed as defence minister.
Magashi answered the questions after which he was stopped from being asked further questions to avoid open discussion of sensitive security issues. Ministerial nominee from Bayelsa: Timipre Sylva It is the turn of the former governor of Bayelsa state, Timipre Sylva to be screened by the Senate.
Though not a former member of the House of Assembly, the Senate minority leader has asked Senate to allow Sylva to take a bow and go. The minority leader joked that Sylva is a “loanee” from the PDP. The majority leader also agreed that Sylva bow and leave the upper legislative chamber.