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Nigerians Are Hailing Us Over Ministerial Screening – Senate Leader, Ndume by lolaxavier(m): 10:10am On Oct 25, 2015

The Senate Leader, Senator Muhammed Ali Ndume, has observed that Nigerians are applauding the upper legislative chamber over the manner it has so far conducted the confirmation hearing of ministerial nominees.

This was as he noted in an interview with Vanguard that the exercise was the most transparent and thorough he has ever witnessed, adding that they were able to put an end to the abuse of the “take a bow” privilege.

According to him, “Some Nigerians are hailing our actions, because this is, in a long while, the most transparent, thorough screening I have seen. We had instances where this ‘bow and go’ exercise was abused.

But what we did now was that even if you were a member of the National Assembly, and you are nominated and because of the respect we have for our colleagues, you can bow and go, we felt you need to
interact with us and that was exactly what we did on the floor.”

While explaining that the screening exercise is a product of the nation’s Constitution, Ndume said, “And the constitutional requirements for every nominee are very clear. The Senate’s responsibility is to make sure that every nominee meets those requirements. So far, I don’t think there is any nominee cleared against the constitutional provisions. The constitutional provision is very simple. It states that every nominee must meet the same requirements for those who want to contest for the House of Representatives. And these are basically three. The first is the person must be 30 years old or above.

“The person must be educated to the secondary school level or its equivalent.
Three: The person must be sponsored or must be a member of a political party.
Then there are other requirements that the person must be of sound mind, must not be an ex–convict, tax paying, and most of these people meet the requirements.

“So, senators constitutionally qualify to be ministers. And section five of the Nigerian Constitution makes it clear. The Constitution did not require us to put them through aptitude test. The Senate has the privilege such that when somebody comes, you can say ‘bow and go.”

Explaining why the take ‘bow and go’ privilege was extended to Lai Mohammed, the Senate Leader said, “I
moved the motion that being the spokesman for our party, a qualified lawyer, a person of credible character, he should be given that respect to take a bow and go. The Minority Leader seconded it, although there were some dissenting voices, which is normal, the minority will have their say and the majority have their way.”

http://dailypost.ng/2015/10/25/nigerians-are-hailing-us-over-ministerial-screening-senate-leader-ndume/
Re: Nigerians Are Hailing Us Over Ministerial Screening – Senate Leader, Ndume by benedictnsi(m): 10:11am On Oct 25, 2015
I hope it continues like this...... Let the screened ministers help in building a better Nigeria and not to be egocentric and turn everything personal....

God bless Nigeria

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Re: Nigerians Are Hailing Us Over Ministerial Screening – Senate Leader, Ndume by Beesluv: 10:12am On Oct 25, 2015
Yes o, una try
Re: Nigerians Are Hailing Us Over Ministerial Screening – Senate Leader, Ndume by politricks: 10:19am On Oct 25, 2015
Wailers be like

Re: Nigerians Are Hailing Us Over Ministerial Screening – Senate Leader, Ndume by lolaxavier(m): 10:20am On Oct 25, 2015
Glad i'm not a wailer undecided
Re: Nigerians Are Hailing Us Over Ministerial Screening – Senate Leader, Ndume by Nobody: 10:29am On Oct 25, 2015
Iffa hear undecided
Re: Nigerians Are Hailing Us Over Ministerial Screening – Senate Leader, Ndume by silverprince413(m): 10:41am On Oct 25, 2015
Re: Nigerians Are Hailing Us Over Ministerial Screening – Senate Leader, Ndume by silverprince413(m): 10:46am On Oct 25, 2015
Buhari is a scam - el-rufai


osinbajo is a cheat - tinubu


dakuku is a looser - ameachi


ameachi is a theif - dakuku
Re: Nigerians Are Hailing Us Over Ministerial Screening – Senate Leader, Ndume by sandraokosun: 11:04am On Oct 25, 2015
silverprince413:
Buhari is a scam - el-rufai


osinbajo is a cheat - tinubu


dakuku is a looser - ameachi


ameachi is a theif - dakuku
u dont have to keep spaming everytrend, elections are ova
Re: Nigerians Are Hailing Us Over Ministerial Screening – Senate Leader, Ndume by lolaxavier(m): 11:08am On Oct 25, 2015
silverprince413:
Buhari is a scam - el-rufai


osinbajo is a cheat - tinubu


dakuku is a looser - ameachi


ameachi is a theif - dakuku

Don't come to Nairaland to ask for donation by the time you develop high BP on Buhari's matter. We no go contribute anything for u o. U don hear...ehn ehn.
Re: Nigerians Are Hailing Us Over Ministerial Screening – Senate Leader, Ndume by lolaxavier(m): 12:47pm On Oct 25, 2015
sandraokosun:
u dont have to keep spaming everytrend, elections are ova

Don't mind that blockhead...

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