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Senate delays swearing in of ministers

02 November 2015, 10:12

Abuja - The much anticipated swearing in of new ministers scheduled for Wednesday may not hold after all, reports Punch.

This is because the Senate is yet to officially communicate President Muhammadu Buhari on the list of ministerial nominees screened and confirmed by the red chamber.

Although, the Senate had announced the confirmation of 36 nominees as minister-designates, the presidency was yet to receive the list, a pre-condition for allotting portfolios and onward swearing-in of the ministers-designate. 

Also read: Buhari may swear in Amaechi, others on Wednesday

The inability of the Senate to communicate President Buhari may further delay the inauguration of his cabinet.

President Buhari had sent the list in two batches, with the Senate on Thursday lvoting to confirm the second batch of 18 ministerial nominees, including the former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi.

Read more more at  Punch.

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