We Are Waiting For Presidency To Submit Ministerial List: Senate


National Assembly
Red Chamber

The Senate has said that it is waiting for the Presidency to submit the list of ministerial nominees, anytime they are ready.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Adedayo Adeyeye, said this on Tuesday while addressing reporters in Abuja.

The Senate noted that it has no constitutional power to demand the list from the Presidency.


He said: “That is the prerogative of the Executive. We are not going to help them to do their job. The Senate cannot generate the list of ministers on its own.

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“It is the prerogative of the president to send his ministerial nominee list to the Senate and when he does that we will consider it.

“That is our constitutional mandate. It is not even within our powers to even advise. We will wait until the matter is transmitted to us.

“The executive is aware of the timetable of the Senate. There is a particular time the Senate will go on recess. That being in mind they should be mindful of when they will carry out this constitutional responsibility.

“That is our constitutional mandate but it is not within our power to even advise or anything, so we will wait until the list is submitted. I will not say anything more than that.

“I don’t think this matter should worry any Nigerian. We are supposed to receive the letter with the list of ministerial nominee transmitted to the Senate.

If a thing is not my job, why should it worry me? When the list comes to us, Nigerians will look at the time the list arrives here and the time the list is approved.

“Let me tell you one thing, the executive is aware and most Nigerians are aware of the timetable of the Senate.

“When the matter comes before us, we will look at it and carry out our constitutional responsibility.”


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