A viral video has emerged online, showing the disappointing moment when a chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress, Maryam Shetty, arrived at the National Assembly for screening, unaware that President Bola Tinubu has replaced her name.
The video which was sighted online on Friday, August 4, 2023, shows the moment Shetty arrived at National Assembly and was turned back over the latest development.
Premium Politics reports that Shetty’s name was part of the ministerial nominees, whose names were in the second list of the ministerial batch, sent to the senate by President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday.
The President on Wednesday, forwarded the additional 19 names of ministerial nominees, to complement the previously sent names earlier sent on August 2, 2023.
Meanwhile, in a twist to the event, a letter was sent to the Senate on Friday, where the president withdrew Shetty’s nomination and replaced it with Maigari Mahmud, who is also from Kano State.
However, the video has sparked many reactions online, with many describing the development as embarrassing, saying that should have been informed about the new development before going to the senate for screening.
Following are some of the reactions online:
Lalique wrote: Somebody should have prevented her from coming. This is highly embarrassing
kweenesther_1 wrote: “This is so embarrassing and sad.”
crownsby wrote: “What sort of embarrassment is this? Why didn’t they tell her at home before coming to the Senate?”
chiamaka385 wrote: “You see how women are treated in Nigeria! This is disrespectful.
“A letter should have been sent to her or a call put across. Why embarrass an adult in this manner?”
akwe_maryana wrote: “She was praising Tinubu on the last video I saw yesterday saying Tinubu is a Good man e shock am.”
okirikashowroom wrote: “It’s how people are happy and desperate to work for this disgrace of a government for me… Shows they have nothing to offer than loot more.”
phadakay wrote: “She was praying and jubilating a few days ago.”
officialedera1 wrote: “Tinubu has happened to her 😂, at least she made it to semi-finals 😂. It’s a tufiakwa situation.”
abjluxuryhub wrote: “You informed someone that you are considering them for a ministerial position. For whatever reason, you changed your mind/decision.
“What prevents you from simply notifying the individual? What is the point of causing such national embarrassment?
“What happened to courtesy? Don’t tell me they’ll recompense her with something else.
“Moral decay in Nigeria is incomprehensible to me, and we seem to accept it as normal.”