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Buhari names 15 others as clergymen


October 13, 2015 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ NEWS and Gossip


 

Signs developed yesterday evening that some ecclesiastical chosen people may not given be a spotless bill, as the Senate starts screening today. This is even as President Muhammadu Buhari sent the second rundown of 15 names to the Senate in a fixed envelope.

Sources said the rundown may incorporate the names of Chief Festus Odimegwu, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Prof. Barth Nnaji, Chief Ike Emenike, Alhaji Mohammed Bello and Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN).

Others are: Isaac Adewale, Anthony Anwula, Dan Ali, Okechukwu Enilamah, Cladius Daramola, Heineken Lokpobiri and James Ocholi.

The Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang and his associate in the House of Representatives, Abdurahman Sumaila, presented the rundown to Senate President Bukola Saraki in his office around 4:24pm yesterday.

Exceptional Adviser to the Senate President on Media, Alhaji Yusuph Olaniyonu, who affirmed this, clarified that Saraki would not open the envelope until today amid entire when he was relied upon to peruse the rundown before his associates.

In the interim, the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions additionally put off the progressing examination on the petitions submitted against the previous’ selection Rivers State senator Rotimi Amaechi and Mrs. Amina Mohammed.

Administrator of the board of trustees, Samuel Anyanwu, clarified that since the case is as of now pending under the watchful eye of a court, it is in their guideline not to engross any matter in the witness of the court since it would be subjudice.

Mohammed who showed up before the board, encouraged the council to slight the affirmations: “I was raised in Kaduna. My dad lived there yet I have no association with Kaduna State. I am indigene of Gombe State and the supposition is that I would be speaking to Gombe in the bureau.”

Anyanwu: “We simply got just two petitions. One that worries Rotimi Amaechi and the other one that worries Amina Mohammed. In this way, we have treated the two petitions and the advisory group is about putting down our report, which may be prepared tomorrow (today) and on the off chance that we can’t finish up it tomorrow, then we will move to the following day. “What we are stating is that we have a request against Amaechi. What’s more, there is a letter from his legal counselor that they have a pending case in the court. We likewise got a White Paper arraigning him and we additionally got a Federal High Court judgment that says that Amaechi can’t prevent the legal commission from examining him. He went to Appeal Court and the matter is pending in Appeal Court. Also, in our Senate Rule, once a matter is in court, we won’t stay into it. Be that as it may, what we are going to do is to bundle the archives, take a gander at their inclinations and have the capacity to do our report and send to the Senate by tomorrow or next.

In another advancement, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said Buhari has no expectation to be Minister of Petroleum Resources yet would just direct the service.

He said in a TV meeting: “He is not going to be assigned as clergyman but rather will administer the service. At the point when previous President Olusegun Obasanjo while in office managed that service for a long time, would he say he was known as a petroleum pastor? No, he was most certainly not.”

“The president is going to manage and possibly, he would have Minister of State to work alongside him. I set out say, he has all it takes to direct that service having been oil priest for three and a half years before.

Buhari would regard the constitution. Also, the constitution says pastors must be selected from every state and that implies there must be least of 36 priests. He would regard that.

Adesina included that the age of the ecclesiastical chosen people does not make a difference to the president: “These individuals who have been named are qualified and are Nigerians. Discussing age, there is an expression that ‘age does not make a difference. It wouldn’t fret, if its all the same to you it.’ I don’t feel that age is an issue.

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