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Ministerial Screening: Akpabio Visits Tinubu

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Ministerial Screening: Akpabio Visits Tinubu

At the State House in Abuja, President Bola Tinubu is having a meeting with Senate President Godswill Akpabio.

The meeting is coming moments after the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly went into a frenzy while screening one of President Tinubu’s ministerial nominees, Festus Keyamo.

Akpabio arrived the Villa around 2.25pm shortly after the Senate adjourned for a close-door session to determine the fate of the former Minister of State.

The ensuing rowdy session in the Senate was as a result of a motion that Keyamo’s nomination be stepped down.

The motion to suspend the screening was initiated by Darlington Nwokocha, a senator representing Abia Central Senatorial District and was seconded another Senator from Abia, Enyinnaya Abaribe, a senator from Abia South Senatorial District.

Nwokocha accused Keyamo of disrespecting the 9th National Assembly and levelling allegations of corruption against the previous administration.

Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), previously served as the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity during ex-President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Nwokocha claimed that Keyamo was summoned to clarify matters pertaining to a Special Public Works program during that time but failed to honor the invitation.

The programme was overseen by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), which fell under Keyamo’s ministry.

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