MINISTERIAL SCREENING LIVE UPDATE
The Nigerian Senate has commenced the screening of ministerial nominees sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari.
We shall be be updating you on proceedings as it unfolds on the floor of the Senate:
Uchechukwu Ogah was the first nominee to be screened.
George Akume from Benue was asked to take a bow without any questions from his colleagues. He was a former Senator.
12:55pm Akpabio takes a bow and makes to leave the Senate.
1:02pm – Senate President Ahmed Lawan calls on the next nominee from Imo State – Hon. Uwajuba
1:06pm – Hon. Uwajuba has the floor
1:12pm – Senate Minority leader gives the Honorable nominee a thumbs up saying he is sure he will be a good representative of the legislative arm and the minority group which he represents to widespread laughter echoing through the floor of the Senate.
1:20pm – Senate suspends plenary for the next one hour. To resume back by 2:20pm.