SENATE SCREENS AMAECHI, 5 OTHERS. ADJOURNS EXCERCISE TILL TUESDAY

The Nigerian Senate continued its Ministerial nominees screening exercise yesterday . Former Rivers State governor Rotimi Amaechi was the first of six nominees slated for screening on Thursday.

He spent about 50 minutes answering questions bordering on various issues, including his alleged indictment by a panel by the Rivers State Government for corruption, insisting that he was never indicted. .

The Chairman of the Senate Ethics committee, Mr Chris Anyanwu, submitted the report that delayed Amaechi’s screening on three occasions.

Also screened on Thursday was Heineken Lokpobiri, who is a former member of the upper legislative chamber and Claudius Omoyele Daramola, an academic.

Baba Shehuri Mustapha, former House of Representatives member, representing the Maiduguri Metropolitan Constituency was also screened. He answered questions on improving local government administration in Nigeria

Mr Ocholi Onojo James was also screened on Thursday.

And after screening five ministerial nominees, the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki adjourned sitting to Tuesday, October 27.

Other candidates who have been on the waiting list would be returning to the upper house for their own screening exercise on this date.

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