Senate Resumes Ministerial Screening

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Updated July 29, 2019

 

The Senate on Monday resumed ministerial screening with the immediate past Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola as the first nominee to be screened.

Thirty one ministerial nominees has so far been screened by the Senate leaving 12 others yet to be screened. The Senate commenced the screening on Wednesday, July 24 and the screening today, entered day four.

Ministerial nominees screened so far include…

  1. Uchechukwu Ogah (Abia)
  2. Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom)
  3. George Akume (Benue)
  4. Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi)
  5. Emeka. Nwajuaba (Imo)
  6. Olorunnibe Mamora (Lagos)
  7. Olamilekan Adegbite (Ogun)
  8. Adamu. Adamu (Bauchi)
  9. Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers)
  10. Sharon Ikeazor (Anambra)
  11. Tayo Alasoadura (Ondo)
  12. Mustapha Shehuri (Borno)
  13. Abubakar Aliyu (Yobe)
  14. Bashir Magashi (Kano)
  15. Ramatu Aliyu (Kogi)
  16. Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa)
  17. Zubairu Dada (Niger)
  18. Chris Ngige (Anambra)
  19. Abdullahi Hassan (Nasarawa)
  20. Sunday Dare (Oyo)
  21. Muhammad Bello (Adamawa)
  22. Sadiya Farouq (Zamfara)
  23. Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna)
  24. Adeniyi Adebayo (Ekiti)
  25. Abubakar Malami (Kebbi)
  26. Hadi Sirika (Katsina)
  27. Osagie Enahire (Edo)
  28. Paullen Tallen (Plateau)
  29. Festus Keyamo (Delta)
  30. Ali Isa Pantami (Gombe)
  31. Maigarai Dingyadi (Sokoto)

Others yet to be screened include Babatunde Fashola, (Lagos State), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Gbemi Saraki (Kwara), Ambassador Maryam Katagun (Bauchi), Goddy Jedy- Agba (Cross River), Suleiman Adamu ( Jigawa), Clement Agba (Edo), Muhammad Mahmoud (Kaduna), Geoffrey Onyeama (Enugu), Lai Mohammed (Kwara), Sabo Nanono (Kano) and Saleh Mamman (Taraba).


Babatunde Fashola

Babatunde Fashola who is the immediate past Minister for Power, Works and Housing during his screening answered questions on power generation in Nigeria, infrastructure among others.

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While reading his biography, he listed major achievements during his first tenure in office. He said there was no state of the Federation where a Federal project was not executed.

 

 

Mohammed Mahmood

Mohammed Mahmood from Kaduna State was asked to bow and go after reading his biography to the Senate. This was after Senate Minority leader, Eyinnaya Abaribe remided the House that people with legislative background will enjoy the privilege to bow and go.

Mahmood is a former minority leader in Kaduna State House of Assembly. He served for three tenure.

 

Gbemisola Saraki

Senator Gbemi Saraki is a former member of the House of Representatives. She also represented Kwara central Senatorial district under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party in the year 2003.

She was also asked to bow and go after noting that she does not have much to add to her CV which is already with many of the lawmakers. She added that she also knows many of the lawmakers personally.

 

Rauf Aregbesola

The immediate former governor of Osun State before reading his biography said a short prayer in Arabic. He said the prayer simply means “all praises and adoration is due to Allah.”

He said he brings with him 39 years of post qualification experience “and a huge dose of political orientation.”







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