Senate confirms Mu”azu Sambo as minister-designate

New minister vows to tackle Mambilla Power Project in 1 yr

The Senate has confirmed Mu’azu Sambo as minister-designate.

The upper legislative chamber confirmed his nomination after screening him for about an hour on Tuesday.

Following his confirmation, Sambo is expected to be inaugurated as a minister.

While he was being screened by the senate, Sambo said he will crack the issues hindering the progress of the Mambilla power project within one year, adding that the delay in the commencement of the project is sad for the country.

Sambo, who hails from Taraba State, was appointed minister by President Muhammadu Buhari last Tuesday.

Sambo also addressed the increase in the collapse of buildings across the country He identified some major causes as the use of sub-standard or defective materials, use of quacks instead of professionals and poor sub-soil investigation.

In this regard, he stressed the need for legal, regulatory and institutional reforms as well as synergy with mortgage banks.

Earlier, he said he had rendered over 35 years of service across maritime, banking, insurance and has been generally involved in infrastructure design and delivery.

“Because of the focus of the president on infrastructure, I believe I will assist in adding value to his government. If I get found worthy by the parliament,” he said.

Some senators, like Shu’aibu Lau, Orji Kalu and Yusuf Yusuf, asked that Mu’azu be let to take a bow and go. After responding to some questions, the nominee was asked to bow and go.

The Senate thereafter confirmed his nomination.

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