Senate President Bukola Saraki in his address of the senators, today, 29th of September has reiterated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list is yet to be presented to the senate for approval.
President Muhammadu Buhari
The much awaited ministerial list is yet to arrive the Senate. Senate President Bukola Saraki in his address this morning said the Senate is still waiting for the list.
“As we await the list of ministerial nominees this week, I believe the presence of ministers will create the space for greater policy engagement with the Executive Arm of government and enable us to begin to respond in a more systematic manner to the various economic and social challenges before us, especially through our various Committees that will also be constituted soon.
On this note, I want to urge you all my colleagues to ensure that what is uppermost in our minds as we begin the constitutional task of screening of ministerial nominees is the overall interest of our country, informed by the enormity and the urgency of the challenges before us. Once the list is submitted, let us ensure that we treat it with dispatch. We must not be held down by unnecessary politicking. The enormity of our national challenges at this time does not give room for pettiness or politics of vendetta” Saraki said in his speech.
The delay in presenting the list to the Senate has increased doubts among Nigerians as to the possibility of the President meeting up with the September deadline to present the members of his cabinet.