Nigerian Senate on Thursday screened 14 ministerial nominees.
This brings to 24 the total number of nominees screened after 10 were screened on Wednesday.
Of the 10 screened on Wednesday, six were asked to ‘take a bow’.
And of the 14 screened on Thursday, 10 were given the same special treatment of not asking them questions.
This implies the Nigerian Senate has cleared two-thirds of ministerial nominees without asking them critical questions on their competence for the job.
The reasons for asking the majority nominees to ‘take a bow’ ranged from being former lawmakers (federal or state) to being ‘loyal’.
The final ministerial nominees screened by the Senate on Thursday were given the traditional “take a bow treatment.”
A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammadu Bello, was the 12th nominee to be screened by the Senate.
After his lengthy address to the lawmakers, he prayed that they accord him the traditional “bow and go” treatment because he is a member of the National Assembly “by association.”
Kebbi State senator, Adamu Aliero, noted that Mr Adamu had been screened before. He said there was no need to delay asking him to leave