Buhari May Submit Ministerial List Before Weekend, Says Lawan

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Updated July 10, 2019


The President may submit the list of ministerial nominees for consideration and approval before the end of the week.

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan, said this during Wednesday’s plenary in the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.

He was responding to a point of order by Senator Bassey Akpan who represents Akwa Ibom North-East senatorial district.

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Senator Akpan had reminded the senators of their long recess coming up and the need for President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute a cabinet.

In his response, the Senate President told the lawmakers that the Executive Arm was working to ensure that the list was ready before they proceed on their annual two-month break.

President Buhari had asked the former members of his cabinet to handover their schedules to the permanent secretaries of their respective ministries on May 28.

On July 5, he reappointed Mr Abba Kyari as his Chief of Staff, as well as Mr Boss Mustapha as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

A statement from the President’s spokesman Garba Shehu, however, said both appointments took effect from May 29, 2019.