Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Saraki to unveil ministerial list

Nigerians will have to wait till Tuesday to know the names on President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list.

Senate President Saraki disclosed that he will not make public the ministerial list until at plenary on Tuesday next week.

Speaking with Vanguard, Special Adviser to the Senate President, Yusuph Olaniyonu who admitted that the Senate President got the list, said that it would be made available to the Senators on Tuesday

It would be recalled that at the plenary session on Wednesday, Senators elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP had kicked against President Buhari’s failure to submit the list of ministerial nominees as earlier promised.

The president had assured that the list containing the nominees into ministerial offices would be submitted to the Red Chambers latest by September 30 for onward screening and possible confirmation.

But the Senate President, Bukola Saraki who announces correspondences from the president at the beginning of plenary prior to the consideration of any other items in the day’s business could not announce any letter from the President Buhari during the session, an indication that there was no such list at his disposal.