Just Inn: Senate May Go On 2 Month Break Without Buhari’s Ministerial List
There are indications that the members of the Senate may have to commence their annual two-month break should President Muhammadu Buhari fails to submit his ministerial list to the lawmakers before Friday, July 26, 2019, for approval.
Punch reports that the lawmakers will not delay the commencement of their recess on and that they are not anxious about the list.
Five months after his re-election, President Buhari has yet to constitute his cabinet.
Some senators who spoke to Punch on condition of anonymity over the development are said to have complained about the president’s administrative style.
This, according to Punch has brought some of the lawmakers to the conclusion that President Buhari’s failure to unveil his ministerial nominees for confirmation would not stop them from proceeding on their annual recess on July 26.
A senator from the South-East reportedly said, “What I know is that we will ensure proper screening of all the nominees and we won’t allow anybody to rush us.
A female senator was also reported to have said that “The President was re-elected. Nobody expects that Nigerians would wait for four months before he would unveil his proposed cabinet members.”
On his part, the Chairman, Senate Ad hoc Committee on Media and Public Affairs Senator Adedayo Adeyeye said the list would be considered whenever the president submit the list.
In 2015, President Buhari waited for six month before he sent his list of cabinet to the Senate. Now, it’s been over four months since he was re-elected for his second term and the Senate is yet to receive the list.