- Senate has declared that it would receive the list of ministerial nominees from President Buhari before Friday, July 12
- Ahmad Lawan, the Senate president, made this known at the floor on Wednesday, July 10, during a plenary session
- The number three citizen of the country said he was sure that the presidency is working tirelessly to ensure the list is submitted before Friday
Senator Ahmad Lawan, the Senate president, has said that the upper legislative chamber would receive the list of ministerial nominees from President Muhammadu Buhari before Friday, July 12.
Vanguard reports that Lawan said this on Wednesday, July 10, while responding to a point of order raised by the lawmaker representing Akwa Ibom northeast, Senator Albert Bassey Akpan, who expressed worries over the delay in the presentation of the list by the executive to the legislative arm.
Legit.ng gathered that Lawan said the executive was working hard to ensure that it makes available to the Senate, the list before the end of this week.
Earlier, Akpan who came under Order 43, said that it was worrisome that the list was not yet made available to the Senate, especially against the backdrop that in the next two weeks, the lawmakers would embark on the traditional two months recess.
According to him, there was the need for the executive to hasten the process of forwarding to the Senate, the ministerial list in order for their holiday not to be affected.
It would be recalled that the Senate had said on Tuesday, July 9, that it was not in the position to draw a ministerial list for President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking with journalists, the chairman, Senate ad-hoc committee on media and public affairs, Senator Adedayo Adedayo, had said: "That is the prerogative of the executive, we are not going to their job, I’m not going to say anything about that, the senate cannot generate a list of its own.
“It is the prerogative if the President to send the list of his nominees to the Senate and when he does that we will look at and consider it. That is our constitutional mandate but it is not within our power to even advise or anything, so we will wait until the matter is…. I will not say anything more than that. “I don’t think this matter should worry memories any other Nigerian.
“Let me tell you one thing, the executive are aware and most Nigerians are aware of the timetable of the Senate. There is a particular time of the year, when the Senate will go on a recess that being in mind, they should be mindful of when to carry out this constitutional responsibility because the Senate itself has its own timetable."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, on Thursday, June 27, said Buhari would announce the names of his cabinet ministers in July.
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