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NASS to get Buhari ministers list before Friday

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Senate president, Dr Ahmad Lawan says the national assembly is expecting the of ministerial nominees from President Mohammadu Buhari .
Lawan made the disclosure on Wednesday while responding to comments from his colleagues during the plenary.
Sen. Bassey Akpan (PDP-Akwa Ibom) had come under order 43 to remind his colleagues of the delay in transmitting the by the executive.
The senate, through its spokesperson, Sen. Dayo Adeyeye, had, on Tuesday, expressed readiness to begin work on any time it was sent by the president. Lawan, however, allayed the fears of his colleagues by saying government was doing everything possible to send for screening and confirmation in a few days’ time.
“This is to inform the senate that the executive arm of government is working very hard to send of ministerial nominees to the senate. So, before the week runs out, we would get .
“I want to assure you that, once we get the list, every senator here has shown the desire to stay long enough to screen and confirm the nominees in the interest of the country,” he said.
Earlier, Akpan had explained that: “We understand your passion towards supporting the President to succeed in his desire to move the county forward.
“In line with your vision for a new Nigeria you believe that we should also return Nigeria from December to January fiscal period and this cannot be made possible without an executive council.
“You understand the passion of the president to consolidate on the gains that he has so far attained.
“If we are going on this long vacation in two weeks and, by now, we have not received the list of the ministerial nominees it means we have to put ourselves under intense pressure.”
He further urged Lawan that: “There is need for you to urge the president to send the list of ministerial nominees to the senate.”
NAN reports that the senate plans to embark on its annual vacation beginning from July ending. (NAN)

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