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#MinisterialScreening: Senate screens ministerial nominee, Adebayo Shittu

Adebayo Shittu, a former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General from Oyo state has been screened by the senate. During his screening, Shittu denied claims that he was indicted for religious intolerance. He said he is not an extremist or fanatic but respects God and believes every Nigerian should be morally upright and work towards a saner and more Godly society.

He called for the advancement of free education to effectively curb youth excesses and restiveness. He also called for religion to be made compulsory in our constitution.

He said the senate should have a chaplain and an imam so as to encourage religious activities in the country.

Asked what reforms he will carry out if he was made Attorney-General, he said training and re-training was important. He also said car loans must be introduced so as to spur the workers to work more effectively.

On Boko Haram, he condemned their activities, said it was not Islamic and refrained from talking much about them for fear of being killed as has been the case of other Islamic leaders that have publicly spoken about the sect.