Festus Keyamo, the nominee for a ministerial position from Delta State, has extended an apology to the Senate for his previous failure to appear before the 9th National Assembly during his tenure as the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity in the previous administration.
The Senate chambers experienced a tumultuous incident during the screening process of Festus Keyamo SAN on Monday. The commotion stemmed from a constitutional point of order and a motion initiated by Senator Darlington Nwokocha (LP – Abia Central). Senator Nwokocha urged the postponement of Keyamo’s screening, citing concerns over his prior conduct toward the National Assembly during his time as a Minister.
Senator Nwokocha asserted that Keyamo had shown disregard for the 9th National Assembly and had raised allegations of corruption against the preceding administration. Furthermore, Nwokocha highlighted that Keyamo was previously summoned to address matters concerning a Special Public Works program during his tenure but failed to heed the summons.
In response to the heated exchange, the Senate entered into an executive session to deliberate on the situation. Following the private discussion, a contrite Festus Keyamo expressed remorse and issued an apology for his actions. In light of his apology, he was granted the privilege of taking a bow and exiting the session.