Jul 6, 2017

Lai Mohammed speaks on presidency, Senate face-off


Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday assured that the fresh crisis between the Presidency and the Senate would be resolved amicably.

Mohammed gave the assurance in a chat with State House correspondents at the presidential villa, Abuja.

Mohammed revealed that the threat by the Senate was briefly discussed during the Council’s meeting.
He said: “Clearly it came up at the meeting, but the fact of the matter is that we have a very excellent mechanism for resolving whatever issues is between us and the National Assembly and that is being addressed.”

Recall that on Tuesday, the Senate attacked Osinbajo over his position that not all appointments by the executive needed confirmation.

In protest, Senate turned down Osinbajo’s letter to confirm the Director General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Lanre Gbajabiamila.

The development followed a motion brought by Senator Sani Yerima, Zamfara West Senatorial district.