Lawmakers pass ‘vote of no confidence’ on Ministers of Mines

Lawan Hamidu, Abuja


The Nigerian House of Representatives has frowned at the absence of two Ministers of Mines, Dr Kayode Fayemi and Abubakar Bawa Bwari, slated to make key presentation at a debate.

This angered the lawmakers to pass vote of no confidence on the ministers.

The lawmakers are to constitute a strong committee of holistically and forensically investigate reasons for non-completion and utilization of Ajaokuta Steel Company.

The decision was taken when the House resumed its sectorial debate focusing on the Nigerian Steel Sector as part of measures to diversify the economy, increase revenue generation as well as employment opportunity for the country.

Alleged complicity
The lawmakers described the Ministers’ absent as Contempt to parliamentary invitation as an affirmation to the Ministers’ alleged complicity and compromise.

Sectorial Debate is an initiative of the 8th House of Representatives encapsulated in the Legislative Agenda with the aim of reviving Nigeria’s economy.

The first phase of the debates held in May 2016, was attended by Ministers of Finance, National Planning, Petroleum Resources, Agriculture, Trade and Investment, Power Works and Housing as well as  Solid Minerals and Steel Development with a view  to make the sectors more efficient and effective as part of diversification process.

Sammie Idika