Monday, 12 October 2015

Senate President To Open Another Batch Of Ministerial List Today

President of the Senate,Senator Bukola Saraki will today open another batch of ministerial list which was submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari for screening and confirmation.

Sen. Ita Enang, Senior Special Adviser (SSA) to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), confirmed the submission of the list to the senate.

Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, Special Adviser on Media to the President of the Senate, also confirmed that the upper legislative chamber had received another batch of ministerial list.

“The list has been received by the Senate President.

“We received it at 4:24pm and the list was brought by the Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari.

“He was accompanied by the SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Sen. Ita Enang and his counterpart in the House of Representatives, Hon. Sumaila Kawu,’’ he said.

Olaniyonu, however did not confirm if the list was the last to be sent to the Senate for screening and confirmation.

“We don’t know until the Senate President opens the envelop tomorrow. We do not know the number (of nominees) it contained.

“We just assumed that that is the last batch. I am not sure it will extend to a third batch,’’ he said.

The President Buhari had in a letter dated Sept. 30, submitted a list of 21 ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation.

The President, who said that the first submission was a partial list of ministerial nominees, assured that “the list of the remaining nominees will follow shortly.”

Findings showed that the second batch of nominees was submitted to Sen. Saraki by the Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari, accompanied by Sen. Ita Enang.

The Senate will on Tuesday commence the screening and confirmation of first list of ministerial nominees.