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How Senator Oluremi Tinubu begged for employment slots from Fashola during ministerial nominees’ screening



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OLUREMI Tinubu, a senator representing Lagos Central, during the just-concluded ministerial nominee screening, begged and requested for employment slots for her constituency.

She made the request when Babatunde Fashola, former minister of Power, Works, and Housing, who has been nominated as a minister for the second time was being screened.

Senator Tinubu said while Fashola was a minister in his first term, she did not get a letter of employment for her constituency.

In her words, “I remember that during your first tenure, I didn’t get any chance to give employment letters to my constituents, so when you get there this time, just remember senators.

“We have people back home asking us for employment slots. I want you to put it in your agenda that as senators, we all need employment slots for our constituents,” she said.


President Buhari on July 23 sent a list of his prospective cabinet members to the Senate for screening and confirmation after 55 days of his inauguration for the second term in office.

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Top on the list are Babatunde Fashola, Festus Keyamo, former Director of Communications and Strategy to President Buhari during the 2019 election; Sen. Godswill Akpabio, a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and 40 others.

Head of Data Unit, International Centre For Investigative Reporting, ICIR.
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