Tinubu Revokes Maryam Shetty’s Appointment, Picks Keyamo, Mahmud As Ministers

Maryam Shetty

In what could be described as an anti-climax, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has withdrawn the nomination of Maryam Shetty from Kano and replaced her with Dr Mairiya Mahmud.

He also nominated former Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo as minister.

Tinubu announced this is a letter addressed to Senate President Godswill Akpabio and read during plenary on Friday.

Meanwhile, the screening of the ministerial nominees is ongoing at the senate.

Speaking Friday at the resumption of ministerial screening, the Senate justified the “bow-and-go” privilege accorded members of parliament who appear before the Senate for confirmation of appointments.

Senate Leader, Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, said since the Red Chamber know the antecedents and capacity of parliamentarians who are nominated as ministers, it would be a sheer waste of time to subject them to thorough grilling.

He said this practice of ‘bow and go’ privilege extended to legislators is a global practice, not limited to Nigerian parliament.

“It’s a sheer waste of time to subject parliamentarians to thorough grilling during ministerial screening because we know them, their records, antecedents and capacity. It’s a global best practices. It is important members of the public know this,” Bamidele said.


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