The Minority Leader of the Nigeria Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP-Abia South), has commended Senator Olorunnimbe Adeleke Mamora for rejecting a previous appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Naija News recalls that Mamora is among the 43 ministerial nominees sent to the Senate by Buhari for confirmation.
Mamora, a former federal lawmaker, was on Wednesday screened by the upper legislative chambers.
He was among the 10 out of 43 nominees screened.
Recall that President Buhari had in 2018 appointed Mamora as the chairman of the Abuja Investment and Infrastructure Centre, an appointment, which he rejected.
Speaking during the screening, Senator Abaribe hailed the former Lagos Senator for rejecting a position he described as demeaning.
He said: “We are very glad that finally, they have recognised who you are. You sat on this seat and did very well. And they used local materials to localise you, you didn’t give up.
“Senator Mamora is our very good friend and he is my neighbour. We know of situations where senators left here and were offered positions that a senator shouldn’t take and they took it.
“But Senator Mamora was offered position and he rejected it because he looked at each and everyone one of us and says if I take that position, it will demean this Senate.”