- Nigerians are anticipating the announcement of President Muhammadu Buhari's cabinet members
- There are speculations that the president will retain some of the ex-ministers on merit
- The former ministers' names are said to be on the list which was reportedly submitted to the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday, July 10
As Nigerians await the announcement of those President Muhammadu Buhari plans to appoint into his cabinet, there are speculations that the president will retain some of the ex-ministers on merit.
The former ministers' names are said to be on the list which was reportedly submitted to Senate president Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday, July 10.
Those speculated to be on the list are ex-ministers of justice and AGF Abubakar Malami ( SAN); Adamu Adamu( Education); Hadi Sirika ( aviation); Zainab Ahmed (finance); Aisha Abubakar (Women Affairs); Lai Mohammed ( information); Babatunde Fashola (works, power and housing); Rotimi Amaechi (transportation); Mohammed Musa Bello( FCT); Suleiman Adamu Kazaure (water resources); Dr Ogbonnaya Onu (science & technology); Solomon Dalung (sports & youths development) and others, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng notes that a government source said: “It is not a total overhaul, which you are anticipating. What the President promised was to leave sustainable legacies in his second term.”
Another source said: “I think the list is already with the Senate President and some officers but they said it will not be made public until Thursday.”
A source in the Presidency simply said: “All things being equal, the Senate will receive the list on Thursday morning."
Legit.ng previously reported that Senator Ahmad Lawan, the Senate president, said that the upper legislative chamber would receive the list of ministerial nominees from President Muhammadu Buhari before Friday, July 12.
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.
The Senate president 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-month 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.
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