The Senate has resumed its third day of screening the 43 ministerial nominees presented by president Buhari. So far, 23 Ministerial nominees have been screened.
10: 50: Former Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami from Kebbi state is on the spot. He goes on a long speech about his achievement as the number one legal officer of the country. He spoke at length about the government’s war on corruption
Malami: 1,141 cases have been prosecuted. We have recovered 779,495,900 dollars N59,163,000,000
“In three years 12, 412 criminal cases were successfully prosecuted in three years. During my time as AGF, we increased the balance in FG recovery account from N19bn to N279bn.”–Malami
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege: You are a good man, a brilliant attorney. More than that, you are a fearless anti-corruption warrior and that is one of the programmes promised to Nigeria by President Buhari
Abaribe: Why have you not been able to guarantee the rights of those who have been granted bail but are still in custody.
Malami Where an individual interest conflicts with the public interest, the public interest prevails.
11: 54: Immediate former Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika from Katsina is on the spot
Minority leader tells Sirika to look into the generator at the Enugu Airport while the Senate leader Kabiru Gaya suggested that FG seriously considers a National Carrier. Hadi Sirika is asked to take a bow and go.
Surprisingly, nobody is asking Hadi Sirika what happened to the failed Nigeria Air.
4: 10: The Senate resumes screening after a long recess
Dr Osagie Ehanire from Edo State is on the spot. He goes at length about his background in the health sector and his take about Nigeria’s health issues
5: 05: Festus Keyamo from Delta State is on the spot. He speaks about his passion to entrench democracy and his record as a prosecutor.
Keyamo: I discover there is so much you can do as a private individual and I took a decision to be part of the process. I was a foundation member of the APC in Delta State. The first political meeting of the APC in Delta state was held in my house.
You can change your methodology without changing your essence as a person
5: 50: Former Plateau Deputy Governor, Paulen Tallen is on the spot