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46-Days After Inauguration, Ministers Of Works, Police Affairs Yet To Resign From Senate
Yinka Olajoyetan, Lagos
Forty-six days after their inauguration as Ministers by President Bola Tinubu, the Minister of Works, David Umahi, and the Minister of Police Affairs, Ibrahim Geidam, have yet to resign their membership of the Senate, checks by kadecommunicationng can reliably confirm.
While responding to why the Senate seats of the two Ministers had yet to be declared vacant, the spokesperson of the Senate, Yemi Adaramodu, said that the former lawmakers had yet to send in their resignation.
He said it was impossible for the Senate to declare the seats vacant since they had yet to send in their resignation.
“The Senate cannot declare any seat vacant if there is no communication from the former lawmakers about their resignation. There are procedures for these things. It is when they send in their communication that the Senate President will read such communication at the plenary that such seats can now be vacant.
“If there had been any communication from them, I am sure the Senate President would have read it out to Nigerians,” Adaramodu added.
The Senate’s spokesperson, however, noted that the new Ministers were probably still trying to settle into their new offices and might not have remembered to send in their resignation letters.
He also said the Ministers assumed offices while the National Assembly was on its annual recess and had barely sat for a few days.
He said, “You know we were on break when the Ministers were sworn in, so most of them are still settling in. The work ahead of them is also enormous particularly because of the mandate given to them by Mr. President.
“Also, we have also just resumed and we have only sat for a day which was used for screening of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the deputies.”
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