Former minister of aviation Femi Fani-Kayode, FFK, has stated that the recently concluded ministerial screening is a “pitiful joke” and “comic relief”.
FFK who became minister in 2006 revealed how he was grilled with tough questions which he provided answers for.
“When I was nominated to be a Minister by OBJ 13 years ago in 2006 I was screened by the Senate for no less than two hours and thirty gruelling and very difficult minutes on live television. There is no question that they did not ask me and there is none that I did not answer”.
He then compared the screening he passed through at the then senate to what took place during the screening of the 43 ministerial nominees presented before the 9th senate by President Buhari.
“In those days days the Senate had great men and powerful intellectuals in its ranks.What we see today in the name of Ministerial screening is a pitiful joke. “Smile, show your teeth, bow and go” is NOT screening: it is a crass display of comic relief which is far below the Senate”.