Today, the Senate only screened two ministerial nominees before they closed for the day (By the way why do they close by 2pm while other human beings such as you and I, close by 5pm-6pm, yet they earn almost a Deizillion times more than our combined salaries?) and adjourned till Wednesday.
Among the two nominees was Adebayo Shittu from Oyo State. He came with the
silliest biggest hat ever and made more than one gaffe during his session. For one, he expressed his thoughts on the need for our government to pay salaries to religious leaders (say what now?) and he did come across as a little bit of a religious fanatic. He said, 'I don't need to be chased by the police or EFCC not to steal because I know God is seeing me so I cannot steal'!! Opinions are split between Nigerians, concerning Adebayo Shittu because while some people are not overtly impressed by his utterances and candour, others feel he is just what Nigeria needs because he is incorruptible, has integrity and is quite dependable.
The other nominee screened today was Khadijah Ibrahim from Yobe State. She is presently a third term member of the House of Representatives and a wife to a sitting Senator. She used to be the Commissioner of Transportation while her husband was a Governor of Yobe state. (Family business, anyone? Yobe citizens, what's good?)