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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

MINISTERIAL SCREENING: Lists of Candidates Screened so Far & What They Said

 1.  Senate screens Lai Mohammed , Ask Him To Take A Bow
APC National Publicity Secretary Lai Mohammed has just been screened by the Senate. He is the first ministerial nominee to be asked to take a bow and go without being asked any questions by Senate members. He promised to be as passionate and committed if confirmed as minister. 

2. Senate screens Sen. Udo Udoma, Ask Him To Take A Bow
The senate has finished screening Senator Udoma Udo Udoma from Akwa Ibom state. During his presentation, Udoma said he will be bringing his experience in the private sector to bear when he is confirmed as Minister. He was asked a few questions which he answered very well. He was asked to take a bow and go. They definitely approved of him!

3. Senate screens Kayode Fayemi, he denied buying N50m bed in govt house
The Senate just finished screening Kayode Fayemi. During his screening, the former governor answered quite a number of questions. Reacting to claims that he left a heavy debt burden in his state while he was governor, Fayemi said he borrowed to offset debts owed by his predecessor, Segun Oni and also to develop infrastructures which he promised his people during his election. He said the debt figures being brandished around is false.

4. Chief Audu Ogbeh screened, asked to take a bow
Former chairman of PDP and APC chieftain Audu Ogbeh has been screened. While addressing the senate, he said he will revolutionize the agricultural sector by ensuring we have quality seeds to cultivate and also improve on the nutrition of livestocks. He said in 35 years to come, most of us will not be here so it is important that Nigeria gets the agricultural sector right. He was asked to take a bow by members of the senate.

5. Senate screens Ogbonnaya Onu
Ministerial nominee, Christopher Ogbonnaya Onu from Ebonyi state has been screened. Onu talked about the importance of electricity and asked that we do more in that regard. He called for power diversification in Nigeria, asking that we look at other ways for power generation. He asked that Nigeria pursue power generation using coal and said the issue of decrease in gas to be used for power generation will be a thing of the past. He said renewable power generation using sun light should be considered and that power diversification will help reduce unemployment as more industries will function better. He was asked to take a bow and go..

6. Senate screens Amina Mohammed
Senate has screened Amina Mohammed, (whose dad is from Gombe state and mum from UK) a special adviser on post 2015 development planning to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon She spoke on the Millennium Development goals and how Nigeria can benefit more from it. She called for more focus to be put in the vision 2020 plan of Nigeria. She was asked to take a bow and go after speaking for a few minutes. Very learned  woman.

7. Senate screens Gen. Abdurrahman Dambazau
The senate has screened Gen. Abdurrahman Dambazau (Rtd), a former Chief of Army staff. During his presentation, Dambazzau said Nigeria has a defense policy which needs to be reviewed regularly. He also called for the review of allowances of soldiers, both for those serving in the North East and those who serve in foreign missions in places such as Sierra Leone. He said the Nigerian military has to stick with National security and not regime security. He said that the current N1,000 allowance of soldiers is too low and must be reviewed upwards.

8. Senate screen Dr. Osagie Ehanire
Osagie Ehanire, a German trained surgeon from Edo state has been screened. During his presentation, he said the lack of confidence in Nigeria's medical sector has resulted in most Nigerians going abroad for medical attention. According to him, there needs to be training and retraining of medical personnel. He called for the fight of corruption to be taken to the health care sector in Nigeria. On wrong medical diagnosis which has led to death of many Nigerians, the ministerial nominee called for better curriculum in schools as well medical personnel consulting each other in serious cases.

9.     Senate screens Sulleiman Hussaini Adamu

he senate has screened Sulleiman Hussaini Adamu, a distinguished civil engineer from Jigawa state. During his presentation, Adamu spoke about the importance of skills acquisition and training. He called for more investment in water infrastructure. On project delay, he said a major cause is planning and irregular budgeting. Speaking on Nigerian road infrastructure, he called for more attention to be placed on building roads with longer life cycles. He said physical attributes of soils in which roads are to be built on must be taken into great consideration so as to avert road deterioration.

10.     Senate screens Ibrahim Usman Jibril

The Senate has screened Ibrahim Jubril, an engineer from Nassarawa state, where he spoke on the problems of Land allocation in Abuja. He said land allocation was reformed in Abuja following the population growth in the federal capital territory. He said the last 30 years has seen an inconsistent flow of policies concerning Land allocation Abuja and said the master plan of Abuja needs to be reviewed frequently. He also spoke on how to check the issuance of false land certificates in Abuja.

He was the last person to be screened. Screening has been adjourned to tomorrow Oct. 14th




Ninie Samuel and 10 others like this.

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Jessica Omo

Dem nor go screen me too?

Endy Edeson

funny you jessica.

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