Senate yet to receive President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list

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The Senate has declared that the submission of President Muhammadu Buhari’s much-anticipated ministerial list was beyond its control.

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Adedayo Adeyeye, said this in reaction to the apprehension generated over the delay of the executive to submit the ministerial list to the Senate for consideration and approval.

Adeyeye insisted that the Senate lacked the constitutional power to generate the ministerial list, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari was yet to transmit the ministerial list to the Senate.

Addressing reporters in Abuja after plenary, Adeyeye said Senators were as anxious as other Nigerians to receive the list.

This is coming at a time President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, disclosed that the Senate will before the end of this week, receive the list of ministerial nominees from Buhari.

Lawan stated this while responding to a Point of Order raised by Senator Albert Bassey Akpan who expressed worries over the delay in the presentation of the list by the Executive to the Legislative arm.