Senate Clears Umahi as Minister, Asks Him to ‘Take a Bow’

Aug 1, 2023 | Entertainment, News


  • The Nigerian Senate continued the screening of ministerial nominees of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Tuesday, August 1.
  • Former Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi, was asked to “take a bow and leave” during his screening as a minister
  • ’Take a bow and leave’ is a term used by lawmakers to accord respect and honour to former colleagues

FCT, Abuja – The Nigerian Senate has cleared former Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi as minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The federal lawmakers asked Umahi, who represents Ebonyi South in the National Assembly to ’take a bow and leave,’ The Punch reported.

Senate clears Umahi as Minister/ Senate asks Umahi 
 to take a bow and leave during ministerial screening
Senate clears Dave Umahi as Minister of Federal Republic of Nigeria. Photo Credit: Governor David Nweze Umahi/ Nigerian Senate
Source: Facebook

Earlier, the Senate President, GodsWill Akpabio, had reminded his colleagues of the Order 52 of the Senate Standing Orders

“…shall not read his speech except if he is moving for a bill or motion.”

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Akpabio said:

“When a senator appears before the Senate, he shall not read his achievement.

“When a senator is a principal officer, he shall appear, take a bow and resume back to his seat until the day he is sworn into office.”

Umahi thanked President Bola Tinubu for nominating him and the entire leadership of the 10th Senate for their cooperation and the working relationship he has enjoyed.

After taking a bow before the Senate, Umahi went back to his seat.

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His purported resignation is due to his nomination and likely appointment as a minister in the Federal Republic of Nigeria under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s cabinet.

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In a similar story, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Senate has confirmed former Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike as a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The senator representing Rivers Southeast, Mpigi Barinada, said all the lawmakers and people of Rivers are in support of Wike’s nomination.

Senate accuses Tinubu’s ministerial nominee of age discrepancy

The Nigerian Senate has accused a ministerial nominee from Benue state, Professor Joseph Utsev of age discrepancy.

Utsev was one of the 28 ministerial nominees President Bola Ahmed Tinubu submitted to the senate for screening and confirmation on Thursday, July 31.

During the screening, the lawmaker said that Utsev’s Curriculum Vitae disclosed that he was born in 1980 and started primary school three years after in 1984.

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Although the screening was to commence at 11 am, it started hours behind schedule.

Source: Legit.ng





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