- The three unconfirmed ministerial nominees of President Bola Tinubu may be re-invited by the Senate for another screening
- Senate spokesperson Yemi Adaramodu disclosed this a day after the Red Chamber suspended their confirmations
- The conformation of Nasir El-Rufai from Kaduna, Abubakar Danladi from Taraba and Stella Okotete from Delta state were suspended due to security clearance
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The Nigerian Senate has given a fresh update regarding the three unconfirmed ministerial nominees – Mallam Nasir El-Rufai from Kaduna, Abubakar Danladi from Taraba and Stella Okotete from Delta state.
The Senate spokesperson, Yemi Adaramodu, said El-Rufai, Danladi and Okotete may be re-invited for another screening.
He stated this during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Tuesday, August 8.
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Responding to a question on whether the Senate would still confirm El-Rufai, Dalandi and Okotete, he said the nominees would be confirmed once the Red Chamber was satisfied with the security clearance.
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“The question raised about them is an ongoing issue. So, once the Senate is satisfied, definitely, if we need to invite them to the chamber for the re-confirmation and re-screening, then we’ll do that.”
Speaking further, the lawmaker said:
“If security is not satisfied, Senate cannot be satisfied. It depends on what security agencies and the person that nominates them say.”
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The lawyer said there is no subsisting court judgement disqualifying Danladi, adding that the reports are “baseless rumours pushed by some unpopular politicians from Taraba state.”