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Senate Defers Screening Of Amaechi, Shittu Till Tuesday

October 15, 2015

The Senate on Thursday deferred the screening of minister-nominee Rotimi Amaechi, Wahab Shittu, others to Tuesday, 20 October.


It would be recalled that on Wednesday the screening of Amaechi was deferred to Thursday after the inability of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to submit its report on a petition against him.

The Chairman of the Committee Senator Sam Anyanwu, while briefing the senate, explained that the committee could not meet on Tuesday following the late adjournment of plenary.
nyanwu said that as at the time of adjournment of plenary, most of the members of the committee were “too tired to meet”.

He promised that the committee would meet on Wednesday so as to finalize the report on Amaechi and submit it on Thursday to enable his screening.

Amaechi’s nomination is being opposed by “Integrity Group”, which petitioned the Senate alleging that Amaechi had not answered questions on alleged financial misappropriation when he was governor of Rivers state.

Although the Committee met on Monday, they could not deliberate on the petition as the allegations contained in the petition were said to be before a court of competent jurisdiction.

The Senate on Wednesday approved the nomination of 18 candidates. The nominees approved are Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, Dr John Kayode Fayemi, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Osagie Ehanrie.

Others are Lt Gen Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Adamu Adamu, Ibrahim Usman Jubril, Babatunde Fashola,

Dr. Ibe Emmanuel Kwachikwu, Abubakar Malami, Dr Chris Ngige, Dr Aisha Alhassan, Barr Solomon Dalung, Kemi Adeosun, Hadi Sirika and Engr Suleiman Adamu