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Senate Screens Keyamo, Mahmoud

The Senate had last week screened 46 of President Bola Tinubu's 48 ministerial nominees.


The Senate at plenary

 

The Senate resumed the screening of President Bola Tinubu’s 48 ministerial nominees for the sixth non-consecutive day on Monday.

The first nominee for screening today (Monday) is Mairiga Mahmoud, a former Commissioner for Higher Education in Kano State. Mahmoud was the President’s substitution for Maryam Shetty, another female nominee from Kano who was dropped in a dramatic twist of events last Friday.

The upper chamber thereafter screened a nominee from Delta State, Festus Keyamo, who is a former Minister of State for Labour and Productivity under the then administration of ex-President Muhammadu Buhari.

However, the Senate ended in a rowdy session as two lawmakers moved a motion for the suspension of Keyamo’s screening.

 

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The red chamber had previously screened some nominees for confirmation on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

On July 27, 2023, the President transmitted a 28-man list to the red chamber for confirmation. He subsequently sent a supplementary list of 19 nominees to the Senate on August 2, 2023.

On August 4, 2023, the President withdrew a nominee from Kano State, Maryam Shetty from the list and replaced her with Keyamo and Mahmoud.

Last Saturday, the Senate screened Lola Ade-John, Bosun Tijani, Isiak Salako, Tahir Mamman, and Maigari Ahmadu.

On Friday, the Senate screened Zephaniah Jisalo, Shuaibu Audu, Yusuf Sununu, Bello Matawalle, Alkali Saidu, Ahmed Gwarzo, Atiku Bagudu, Simon Lalong, Ibrahim Gaidam, Aliu Abdullahi, Gboyega Oyetola, Heineken Lokpobiri and Tunji Alausa.

On Wednesday, the red chamber screened Dele Alake, Lateef Fagbemi and Muhammad Idris, Ali Pate and Doris Uzoka.

The Senate on Tuesday screened ex-governors Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna) and Dave Umahi (Ebonyi); Wale Edun, Uche Nnaji, Stella Okotete, Adebayo Adelabu, Ekperikpe Ekpo, Hannatu Musawa, and Musa Dangiwa.

Also, the upper chamber on Monday screened former governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike; Abubakar Kyari from Borno State; Nkiruka Onyejeocha (Abia State); Bello Muhammad (Sokoto State); Sani Abubakar Danladi (Taraba State); and Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa State).

Others are Joseph Utsev (Benue State), Olubunmi Tunji Ojo (Ondo State), Betta Edu (Cross River State), Uju Kennedy Ohaneye (Anambra State), Abubakar Momoh (Edo State), John Enoh (Cross River State), Iman Suleiman Ibrahim (Nasarawa State), and Yusuf Maitama Tuggar (Bauchi State).