Senate Ends Screening, to Confirm Amaechi, Other Nominees Today

The screening of ministerial nominees, which began a fortnight ago, finally came to a close Wednesday, with the Senate deferring the confirmation of former Rivers State Governor, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, and 17 other nominees.

The Senate’s decision to defer confirmation of the nominees stunned onlookers Wednesday, since it is not the custom of the chamber to defer confirmation of nominees once screening is concluded.

While watchers expected Senate President Bukola Saraki to commence the confirmation of the nominees at the end of screening at 3.25 pm, he only summarized what transpired during the screening exercise and thereafter announced adjournment till Thursday.

Those screened yesterday were Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, Professor Anthony Anwuka, Mr. Mohammed Bello, Ms. Aisha Abubakar and Mr. Adamu Adamu.

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