Abuja - Ahead of Tuesday’s resumption of screening of ministerial nominees by the Senate, some of the would-be ministers on Monday met behind closed doors with Speaker of the House of Representatives , Hon. Yakubu Dogara, reports The Sun
The meeting is believed to be part of moves to facilitate their clearance by the Senate.
The visit was part of an ongoing intense lobby by some nominees who are currently facing opposition from powerful forces from their respective states.
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Among the nominees who visited the Speaker was the embattled Sokoto State nominee, Aisha Abubakar who has been rejected by the state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, all the senators from the state and the state chapter of the All Peoples Congress (APC).
Also at the meeting with Dogara were Senator Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa), Khadijat Bukar Abba Ibrahim (Yobe), Monsur Dan Ali (Zamfara), Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna) and Suleiman Bello (Adamawa).
The nominees were led to the speaker’s office by the Senior Special Assistants to the president on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang (Senate) and Hon. Abdulrahman Suleiman Kawu (House).
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