Senate to screen Keyamo, Mahmud on Monday


The Senate will screen the former Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, and Mairiga Mahmud on Monday.

President Bola Tinubu forwarded the names of the nominees to the Senate on Friday.

The upper legislative chamber adjourned the exercise after screening five nominees – Ishak Salako (Ogun), Bosun Tijani (Ogun), Lola John (Lagos), Uba Ahmadu (Taraba), and Tahir Mamman (Adamawa) on Saturday in Abuja.

In all, the senators have screened 46 out of the 48 nominees forwarded to the National Assembly by the president.

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The Senate Majority Leader, Opeyemi Bamidele, who moved a motion for the adjournment of the proceeding till Monday, said the security screening of the nominees has not been completed.

Bamidele said: “The letter nominating the last two nominees came late and they are in the process of completing their documentation. We are waiting for the security report.

“May I move that we step down their own confirmation hearing till Monday, which is the next legislative day?”

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