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MINISTERIAL LIST: FAILURE TO SUBMIT BY FRIDAY, NIGERIANS WILL WAIT TILL OCTOBER

President Buhari during 2019 Nigeria budget presentation to the Senate.

Nigerians may have to wait till October for President Muhammadu Buhari to submit the list of ministerial nominees for Senate screening, if he fails to submit it before Friday.

In line with its annual calendar, the National Assembly is meant to go on its annual recess on July 26 and resume on September 26.

The Chairman, Senate ad hoc Committee on Media and Public Affairs Affairs, Senator Adedayo Adeyeye, in an exclusive interview with Sunday PUNCH on Saturday night, said the red chamber would proceed on its annual two-month recess this week if the Senate did not get the ministerial list by Friday.

He said, “If the list does not come before Friday,  the Senate will proceed on its annual recess. We are not giving the president any ultimatum. The schedule of the Senate will go ahead if the Senate does not receive the list. The list is the only thing that can hold us back.”

Recall that President Buhari during a dinner with leadership of National Assembly appealed for more time to collate his cabinet list, stating he will only work with people he personally knows.

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