Governor Umahi described the recovery of President Buhari as “a miracle”

Written by on July 27, 2017

Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi last night described the recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari as “a miracle” given reports on his health in the social media. He said the social media portrayed the President’s health as “bad”.

Umahi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), spoke after the visit of seven governors to the President in London.

Others on the team are: Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), Abdulahhi Ganduje (Kano), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Kashim Shettima (Borno) and Samuel Ortom (Benue).

The delegation had lunch with the President at Abuja House, Nigeria’s official residence in London.

President’s wife Aisha, was with him to receive the delegation.

It was the second delegation to visit the President after Sunday’s visit by some All Progessives Congess (APC) leaders and governors led by National Chairman John Oyegun.


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  1. Yohaig Gist & News   On   August 3, 2017 at 12:28 am

    ABUJA—THE Senate has, for the second time this week, deferred the screening of former Governor
    of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi. Also deffered is that of
    the nominee from Oyo state, Mr. Adebayo Shittu.

    They will be screened next Tuesday alongside seven other
    nominees. The remaining nine nominees will be screened next Wednesday
    and thereafter, the 18 of them are expected to be approved and confirmed for appointment.

    On Wednesday, the Senate confirmed 18 of the 36 nominees,
    for which Senate President Bukola Saraki wrote President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday,
    to officially inform him of the outcome of the exercise.

    Meanwhile, the Senate received a petition against a nominee from Sokoto State, Aisha Abubakar.

    Senator Ibrahim Gobir, APC, Sokoto East, who presented the
    petition, demanded replacement with a more competent person, saying the people
    of Sokoto State were yearning for a more competent person.

    Saraki writes Buhari

    Formally communicating President Buhari on the confirmation of 18 nominees for ministerial appointments, Senator Saraki, according to a statement
    by Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), sent an official letter through Senator Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Legislative Matters (Senate).

    He informed the President that the Senate had found the 18 nominees, who have gone through its confirmation hearing, suitable to occupy the office of ministers as provided for in Section 147 (2) of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.

    Cleared

    The nominees, whose appointment by the President have been confirmed
    are Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Dr.
    Ogbonnaya Onu, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Lt. Gen. Bello Danbazau (retd), Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Hajiya Amina Mohammed,
    Engr. Suleiman Adamu and Alhaji Ibrahim Usman Jibril.

    Others are Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), Dr.
    Ibe Kachikwu, Abubakar Malami (SAN), Dr. Chris Ngige, Senator Aishat Al-Hassan, Mr.
    Solomon Dalong, Mrs Kemi Adeosun and Senator Hadi Sirika.

    … on Amaechi

    Amaechi, who was among the first batch of 21 ministerial nominees President Buhari sent to the Red Chamber could not face
    the exercise on Tuesday and Wednesday due largely to non-submission of the report
    on petitions against him by the Senate Committee on Ethics and Petitions.

    Chairman, Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Media and Publicity, Dino Melaye, told newsmen,
    yesterday that the former Director-General of Buhari Presidential
    Campaign Organization, would be screened with eight other nominees on Tuesday, when the Senate reconvenes.

    He said:”Further screening and confirmation of the remaining ministerial nominees has been slated for Tuesday, next week.

    “We are going to screen nine of them on Tuesday and the
    remaining nine would be taken on Wednesday.
    The confirmation of all the nominees would be taken on Wednesday.”

    Speaking on Amaechi’s case, Senator Melaye said: “The committee
    has a one-line report that the matter is in court and that in compliance with our laid down rules and regulations, any case
    that is undergoing judicial remedy cannot be discussed.

    “We have distanced ourselves from it and the report will be presented on Tuesday by the grace of God. I assure Nigerians that former Governor Rotimi Amaechi, by the grace of God, will be screened on Tuesday.”

    The Order Paper of yesterday, which ought to have contained the names of Amaechi, Shittu and the remaining ministerial nominees, did not have them.

    At the close of plenary on Wednesday, it was announced that Mr.
    Amaechi and Mr. Shittu would be screened yesterday but on resumption yesterday,
    the Senate postponed further screening of ministerial nominees to next week.

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