Ministerial List Screening: Senator Dino Melaye Challenges Festus Keyamo to Recite The National Anthem

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A drama almost played out on Friday in the Senate over the recitation of Nigeria’s national anthem.

Keyamo, who is among Buhari’s 43-man list submitted to the Senate on Tuesday for screening and approval, appeared before members of the upper legislative chamber on Friday.

Melaye told Keyamo, “I know you to be intellectually mobile, I want you to recite the national anthem.”

However, the senator’s request was met with a thunderous “no.” But Melaye stood his ground even after his microphone was switched off.

The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, then overruled Melaye’s request.

“That is not a question,” Senator Lawan told Senator Melaye, adding, “You have asked very direct questions.”

Keyamo is the 28th nominee that has so far been screened by the Senate.

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