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Don’t use ministerial screening as vendetta – Northern Christians tell Senators

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As the Senate get set to commence the screening of ministerial nominees on Tuesday, CRYSTAL NEWS gathered that, the Northern Christian Solidarity Forum (NCSF) yesterday warned
Senators against witch-hunting some of the nominees.
NCSF, a non-governmental organisation that focuses on strengthening unity among Christians and Muslims extraction of Northern Nigeria, said any act of using the Ministerial screening to witch-hunt anybody would not augur well for the country.

National Chairman of the Forum and a former Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State Chapter, Rev. John Joseph Hayab in a statement, urged Senators to be fair in their screening to enable the country move forward.

“We are appealing to the members of the National Assembly, especially the Senators not to use the screening of the Ministers to settle scores,” he said.

According to him, screening of the Ministerial nominees should not be a case of vendetta, adding that “the Senate must be sincere in their screening so that Nigerians will appreciate their work.”

He disagreed with the Senate for saying that ministerial nominees must have the approval of at least two Senators from their state to scale through.

“For them to say that two Senators must accept the Minister nominee from his or her State is a sign of vendetta. They should follow the constitutional provisions and do the right thing,” said Hayab.
He argued that “if the Ministerial nominee is not qualified, let Nigerians know why he is not qualified, but if the person is qualified, then Nigeria should have him or her. We can’t run our country with people settling scores.”

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