Now, I did not watch the proceedings of the House Ethics Committee hearing on the N2.3bn car deal with renowned lawyer Festus Keyamo on Wednesday.
However, I have just read an interesting piece covering the hearing here:
http://odili.net/news/source/2008/oct/30/709.html (see full story below)
Apparently, the hearing turned into a stormy verbal match between some legislators and the lawyer.
But of very interesting note in that story is the quote from a legislator to Keyamo:
This is in the House of Representatives - representatives of the Nigerian people, responsible for making laws! Any wonder why the country is in the state it is currently in, if those statements were indeed made, as reported?
Another worrying aspect is a comment attributed to the Chairman of the committee, Sani Saleh Minjibir:
Focusing on the portion I have put in bold, does it appear to you as if he has[b] ALREADY [/b]assumed that Keyamo, who had come to give evidence, was trying to get the worst from the legislators?
With public 'hearings' like this, we certainly don't need soap-operas in Nigeria.