Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Senate screens 2 ministerial nominees, Amaechi to wait again

Barrister Abdulraheem Adebayo Shittu (Oyo State) and Khadijah Bukar Abba Ibrahim (Yobe State) were, Tuesday, screened by the Nigerian Senate, ITRealms reports.

However, the same could not be said of the former River State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi,  who was asked to wait till Wednesday due to charges of corrupt enrichment still hanging on his neck.

There were speculations that Amaechi was to be screened due to the report from the committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public petition. But members of the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) had filed a court order against him last Thursday, October 15.

On the whole 16 nominees are  still awaiting screening, 15 nominees from the second batch of batch B of Buhari’s list while the remaining one is from the first batch. However, 18 ministerial nominees, ITRealms recalled, have been confirmed by the Senate.

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