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Senate awaits President's list of ministerial nominees

30 June 2015, 20:44

Abuja - Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has assured that there would be no delays in the confirmation of ministerial nominees once President Muhammadu Buhari sent the list to the Legislature.

He spoke in Abuja as he received the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Denys Gaver, in his office.

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The Senate President reiterated that the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly would resume plenary when there was any urgent matter of national importance.

Although the Senate is currently on break, we are working and we are ready to reconvene any time to attend to any national assignment, including the confirmation of President Muhammadu Buhari's ministerial nominees. We would ensure that the suspension of plenary does not disturb serious government business like the screening of ministers, Saraki said.

It is not clear when Buhari will announce his cabinet.

Saraki nonetheless pledged the cooperation of the National Assembly with the executive arm of government in accomplishing the programmes of the administration.

The Senate President said bills from the executive arm of government would be treated with dispatch, as part of efforts to support the President to effect the positive change expected from his administration by Nigerians.

Saraki also told the French delegation that the Senate has commenced work already with the setting up of the 18-man committee to formulate a realistic and progressive Legislative Agenda, which he said would address issues like poverty alleviation, law enforcement, national security, commercial disputes, eradication of corruption and investments in the petroleum sector.

- CAJ News


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