Following the mild drama during the screening of ministerial nominee, Festus Keyamo, the Senate has now adjourned its sitting to a later date.

TORI earlier reported that there was uproar on Monday as lawmakers disagreed over the screening of Keyamo as a ministerial nominee.

Some lawmakers had taken offence over the refusal of Keyamo, who was the Minister of State for Labour and Employment in the Muhammadu Buhari government, to honour a series of invites by various committees in the 9th National Assembly.

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe had called on Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, to suspend Keyamo’s screening until he acknowledges to the Red Chambers that they have the power to summon and questioning any Minister and his Ministry.

When put to a voice vote, the Senate could not decide on the next action to take which led to a rowdy Session.

After the situation become calm, Senate Leader, Opeyemi Bamidele called for the extension of the Senate sitting time and for the upper legislative Chambers to move into a closed-door session.

However, after the resumption of the session, the Red Chamber said it will resume later on Monday after they have come to a resolution on the matter.



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