The Senate, on Tuesday, resumed the screening of the ministerial nominees as the Senator David Umahi was the first to be screened.
Umahi, who is a Senator in the upper legislative Chamber, representing Ebonyi South Senatorial District, was accorded with the parliamentary privilege of “take a bow and go”.
The remaining 14 nominees are to be screened today, according to the Senate order paper.
Those to be screened on Tuesday, August 1 include: David Umahi (Ebonyi); Adebayo Olawale Edun (Ogun); Nasir Ahmad El-rufai CON (Kaduna); Ahmed Musa Dangiwa (Katsina) Chief Uche Geoffrey Nnaji (Enugu); Stella Erhuvwuoghene Okotete (Delta); Dele Alake (Ekiti); Mr. Adekola Adebayo Adelabu (Oyo); Muhammad Idris (Niger); Professor Ali Pate Bauchi; Doris Anite Uzoka (Imo); Lateef Fagbemi SAN (Kwara); Hon. Ekperikpe Ekpo Akwa (Ibom); Barr Hannatu Musawa (Katsina)
The former Governor of Ebonyi and currently the Deputy Leader of the Senate was asked to take a “bow and go” after reading his brief profile.
Daily Trust reported that Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, thanked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for nominating his colleague in the Red Chamber to a ministerial position.
Akpabio then asked Umahi to take a bow and go and then resume his seat in the chamber.
’Take a bow and leave’ is a term used by lawmakers to accord respect and honour to former senators, members of the House of Representatives members, and state Houses of Assembly.
Earlier, Akpabio quoted Order 52 of the Senate Standing Orders, which says a Senator …shall not read his speech except if he is moving for a bill or motion.”
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, thereafter, went back to his seat after bowing before the Senate.
The Senate President said Umahi will retain his senate seat until he is sworn in as minister.