Ministerial Screening: Alasodura, Aliyu Two Others Get Senate Nod

As the ministerial nominees screening enters its second day on the floor of the Senate on Thursday, four nominations have so far been confirmed.

We reported that the Senate yesterday adjourned at about 6:00pm on Wednesday after a total of 10 nominees were screened.

As at noon on Thursday, those screened were Senator Tayo Alasodura who was a former Senator representing Ondo.

Another nominee that was screened is Mr. Mustapha Shehuri from Borno who is the immediate minister State of Works, Power and Housing and is also a member of the House of Representatives.

The third nominee is Abubakar Aliyu, a civil engineer representing Yobe, and who was deputy governor of Yobe between 2009 and 2019.

Also screened is Retired Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi representig Kano State, who is a former ECOMOG field commander.

The Senate yet again unanimously waved some of its rules when the turn to screen nominees Alasoadura and Shehuri as they were once in the National Assembly.

Magashi stirred the honet’s nest when he provided answers to some questions on the security challenges in the country and ways to address them.

On Aliyu, the President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan who hails from the same state commended his stewardship as state’s number two man in the last 10 years.

The Senate president thanked his colleagues for the support given to Aliyu and other nominees screened as of the time of filing this report on Thursday.

According to NAN,those currently waiting in the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Sen. Ita Enang, for screening are: Mr Niyi Adebayo (Ekiti) and Sunday Dare (Oyo).

Another nominee in the waiting is Mohammed Abdullahi (Nassarawa).

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