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Senate confirms Amaechi ministerial nomination

22 October 2015, 13:25Tony Smart

Rivers - The ministerial nomination of former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi has been confirmed by the Senate.

Amaechi was on Thursday the first ministerial nominee screened by the senate.

The screening became a little rowdy when the minority leader of the senate, Godswill Akapbio raised a point of order claiming that since the report of the senate ethics committee on Amaechi is yet to be submitted and read on the floor of the House, he should not be asked any questions.

The senate leader, Ali Ndume, however, suggested that the former governor should take a bow and go since the People's Democratic Party (PDP) senators have resolved not to ask him questions, a suggestion the PDP senators kicked against.

Also read: Amaechi, five others listed for screening

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, however, restored order in the house by allowing questions to be asked.

The screening of Rotimi Amaechi had suffered several hitches in the last one week, caused by the delays from the Senate ad-hoc ethics committee in submitting a report on the petitions written against his nomination.

Other nominees listed for screening include Heineken Lokpobiri, Claudius Omoleye, Isaac Folorunsho, Baba Mustapha and Ocholi James.

- News 24


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