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Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by Abuharib(m): 8:54am On Jul 21, 2019
…says it will proceed on two-month recess Friday

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The Senate has given President Muhammadu Buhari till Friday to submit the list of ministerial nominees for screening, failure of which the red chamber will proceed on its two-month annual recess.

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.


Buhari, who won election in February and was sworn in on May 29, has continued to delay the submission of the ministerial list, arguing that he will need to take his time to appoint the people he knows.

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.”

Adeyeye said the President was at liberty to send the list whenever he pleased and that the Senate also had a duty to consider it in the overriding national interest.

He added, “However, any time they submit the list, we will consider it. It is not our responsibility to put pressure on the President. We can be recalled whenever the list is submitted even if we are already on recess, in the overriding national interest.’’

Corroborating this position, the Minority Leader of the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe, told Sunday PUNCH that the Senate would go on its annual recess on schedule.


Sunday PUNCH had asked him if the Senate would still postpone its annual recess despite the fact that the President had not submitted the ministerial nominees’ list.

Abaribe said, “The Senate will keep to its schedule.”

Findings by Sunday PUNCH revealed that the upper legislative chamber would require at least two weeks to screen the 36 ministerial nominees being expected from the President.

Meanwhile, investigations showed that members of the red chamber were divided over the proposal by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, that members might have to postpone their recess to treat Buhari’s lists.


Some senators, who spoke with one of our correspondents off the record, said the idea of postponing the recess was not yet a resolution of the House.

Lawan had two Wednesdays ago said that the President could most likely submit the ministerial list for consideration and approval of the red chamber before the end of that week.

He had said that the executive arm of government was working hard to ensure that the list was ready early enough before the senators proceed on their annual two -month recess.


The President of the Senate was then reacting to a point of order raised by Senator Bassey Akpan to the effect that the delay in the submission of the list could affect the holidays of the senators.

But Lawan said his colleagues had expressed readiness to sacrifice their time to screen the nominees when forwarded to the upper legislative chamber.

Lawan said, “This is to inform this Senate that the Executive arm of government is working very hard to get the list of ministerial nominees to the Senate.


“I can imagine that before this (penultimate) week runs out, we could get the list.

“I want to assure you that once we get the list, every senator here has shown and expressed the desire to stay long enough to screen and confirm ministerial nominees in the interest of this country for the country to be taken to the next level.”

Akpan had earlier stressed the need for Lawan to urge President Buhari to forward the ministerial list on time as the National Assembly would soon embark on annual recess.

This, he explained, was to avoid putting lawmakers under undue pressure, especially if the President decided to forward the list on the eve of their recess.

He had said, “We understand the passion of Mr President to consolidate on the gains that he has so far attained.

“If we are going on this long vacation in two weeks (July 26), and by now, we have not received the ministerial nominees, it means we will have to put ourselves under intense pressure.

‘‘It is our collective responsibility that we must support Mr President to succeed.

“I am just bringing to the attention of Mr Senate President that there is a need for you to please urge Mr President to send in the list of ministerial nominees so that the Senate can confirm them immediately.”

Meanwhile, other senators who corroborated the position of Akpan in separate chats with Sunday PUNCH on condition of anonymity, said they were already looking forward to the long vacation.

A senator from the South-East geopolitical zone said, “I have planned to travel and all arrangements have been perfected.

“It is not yet a resolution of the Senate that we should postpone our holiday to screen the nominees.

“I’m not even sure there will be a need for the postponement because the President does not appear to be in a hurry to send the list.’’

No response from Presidency

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, was asked whether Buhari would forward the list of ministerial nominees to the National Assembly before Thursday, next week, but he refused to comment.

“I will not be able to speak and it is not wise for me to speak. That is my response,” he stated.

Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/punchng.com/ministerial-list-senate-gives-buhari-five-days-to-submit-names/amp/

Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by judgementyard(m): 8:56am On Jul 21, 2019
Please give baba go slow more time grin

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by SadiqBabaSani: 8:58am On Jul 21, 2019
Hmmmmm, the nation is at a standstill
Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by amaniro: 9:04am On Jul 21, 2019
Buhari no need to waste time. We know it's them Ngige, Ali, Fashola, Dambazzzau, Amaechi you will still bring..

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by LibertyRep: 10:17am On Jul 21, 2019
I knew they dare not give the President any ultimatum. These ones are lackeys and don't have the balls.

See them already contemplating on altering their time-table just to accommodate the indecisiveness of a man who won elections since February. This is the same way budgets will not be submitted on time. I pray his tardiness won't return us to recession.

The padi-padi government continues.

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by ChEkWaSIyKe(f): 11:46am On Jul 21, 2019
I will be disappointed if after ALL the delay, I still see some OLD (former) Ministers on the list.

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by tigerclaws: 11:56am On Jul 21, 2019
taaaa no one takes this rubber stamp senate serious

let them stop forming independent grin

5 days ko 40 days ni

God bless saraki
the best senate president since democracy

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by doctokwus: 12:25pm On Jul 21, 2019
Clowns.
This Lawan led senate may turn out to be the worst in Nigeria's history.
Of course they know the list cannot be out by Friday.
They are even indirectly encouraging the dullard-in-chief to delay the list further because by telling him they just have 5days before their 2months break,that gives the president the excuse to not bother about making any further effort till they return.

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by codedguy1(m): 12:29pm On Jul 21, 2019
ChEkWaSIyKe:
I will be disappointed if after ALL the delay, I still see some OLD (former) Ministers on the list.

You better brace up for the disappointment either way.

Don't you know that's what is causing the delay. All the ministers want to come back so the dullards is having problems with who he is going to drop.

2ndly he has said he would appoint only those he knows, if he manages to drop any they would be replaced based on nepotistic qualifications.

That's why I said brace up for the disappointment EITHER WAY.

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by Nobody: 12:32pm On Jul 21, 2019
If you want to have the highest mentions on Nairaland, simply change ur moniker to buhari or dullard

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by hargbolahan01: 12:54pm On Jul 21, 2019
we are waiting as they destroy our future...bcoz I still don't know what is delaying a man who has been in power for the last four years....what is he trying to figure out again that he can't since the last four years and Feb that he won reelection

and has another noticed that since the beginning of this year we haven't heard any good news from paper ,TV and everywhere except killing,kidnapping,banditary and ruga

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by FarahAideed: 12:57pm On Jul 21, 2019
Never seen more lazy inept and useless president like Buhari

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by Paperwhite(m): 1:02pm On Jul 21, 2019
Imagine what the senate is saying.A nation is being stagnated and being held to ransome by a lost, clueless, incompetent and irresponsible president.

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by Amuocha: 1:07pm On Jul 21, 2019
See how Buhari would snub the boys grin

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by NextGovernor(m): 1:13pm On Jul 21, 2019
It has now resort to begging and forcing Buhari to names his minister. So for the last 4 years you spent in office, u dont know who performed, who to replace and people who are met for some certain jobs.

Buhari is just too dull for my liking.

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by id911(m): 1:20pm On Jul 21, 2019
Hahahahaha... rubber stamp senate giving someone an ultimatum? Make una deceive the gullibles not me

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by infinitethrust: 1:51pm On Jul 21, 2019
Deadline or what? Abeg make we hear word.
Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by AnyibestDede(m): 1:54pm On Jul 21, 2019
Bukola saraki should allow baba do his job na. hahahhaa

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by Nobody: 2:02pm On Jul 21, 2019
My problem with this whole delay is that at the of the day, it's still the same people from the last administration. So, why wasting time?

Forget all what he said about looking for people he personally knows. Buhari doesn't know anybody apart from aboki people from the core north.

Right from time, Buhari has always been a fractional leader. He doesn't accommodate people from other regions so his journey in life has not encountered many people from diverse backgrounds. So, tell me, how can such person work with people he personally knows when he has not met many?

Remember, Federal Character Commission (FCC) is in play here. This is not something he can just easily appoint all abokis to fill, FCC must play a part. So, how can somebody who doesn't accommodate everyone personally know technocrats to move this sh!t hole forward if they are not recommended to him?

My point is, he should just bring the list out, he should stop wasting time cos 50% or more of those that made the last cabinet will still be in this new one.

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by dunkem21(m): 2:05pm On Jul 21, 2019
Bukola Saraki should allow Baba to work cheesy

Rubber stamped Senate undecided

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by sevenhundred(m): 2:17pm On Jul 21, 2019
LibertyRep:
I knew they dare not give the President any ultimatum. These ones are lackeys and don't have the balls.

See them already contemplating on altering their time-table just to accommodate the indecisiveness of a man who won elections since February. This is the same way budgets will not be submitted on time. I pray his tardiness won't return us to recession.

The padi-padi government continues.
maybe we should starts to blame saraki?

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by bkfoods: 2:32pm On Jul 21, 2019
grin
Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by NwaJozi: 2:33pm On Jul 21, 2019
Seen
Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by JudgeOGBUNABALI(m): 2:33pm On Jul 21, 2019
This things

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by IvarTheBoneless: 2:33pm On Jul 21, 2019
grin

I trust Buhari.

Na to go photocopy list of 1st term...remix with GEJ's own.

You might find a 80% incompetent , 10% capable and 10% dead people on it.

I support APC but PMB is almost neck to neck with GEJ who is/was the standard for incompetence.

So sad! .

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by Rilwayne001: 2:33pm On Jul 21, 2019
But Buhari can so fall someone's hand ehn.

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by PrinceKevin01: 2:34pm On Jul 21, 2019
Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by Nobody: 2:34pm On Jul 21, 2019
If the process was swift some people would have called it a "rubber stamp".

There's no way you can please a bitter negativist.

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Re: Senate Gives Buhari 5 Days To Submit Names Of Ministerial Nominees by ednut1(m): 2:34pm On Jul 21, 2019
He won't. and you guys can't do nothing as your village people will vote you out. Ask shehu sani how far . Joke of a nation

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