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Senate confirms Aliyu, Alasoadura and two others as ministers



Screening for Ministerial Nominees

The screening exercise for the ministerial nominees entered second day, Thursday 25th in the Senate.

NAN recalls that the Senate had adjourned the screening exercise by 6pm Wednesday after 10 nominees were screened.

At noon today Thursday, Sen. Tayo Alasoadura (Ondo), former member of the Senate between 2015 and 2019 was screened.


Another minister screened is Mr Mustapha Shehuri (Borno),who was the immediate past minister State of Works, Power and Housing and ex-lawmaker, House of Representatives.

The third nominee is Abubakar Aliyu (Yobe), former deputy governor, a civil engineer.

Also screened is Retired Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (Kano), a former ECOMOG field commander.

DailyTells Nigeria understands that the Senate unanimously break rules on screening in favour of  Alasoadura and Aliyu who were once members of National Assembly.

Magashi during his screening 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, Senator Lawan thanked his colleagues for the support given to Aliyu and other nominees screened so far.

NAN further reports that among those who are 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)

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