Published On: Wed, Sep 30th, 2015

Senate President, Bukola Saraki Announces Receipt of Ministerial List

Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari (r)  presenting the ministerial list to Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki while   Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly (Senate), Ita Enang(left) look  on…..

Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari (r) presenting the ministerial list to Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki while Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly (Senate), Ita Enang(left) look on…..


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 30TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Report monitored in Vanguard online has revealed that the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki has received the long expected ministerial lists by 4.59 pm on Wednesday.
The report disclosed that Saraki revealed in his twitter handle that the list was presented to him by the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari and the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly (Senate), Ita Enang,at 4. 59 pm on Wednesday at the senate.

With the presentation of the ministerial list to Saraki it then means that President Muhammadu Buhari met his promise to the nation that he would present the ministerial list to the Senate before the end of the month of September.
Details of the ministerial list will be made available soon.
Before now, a little drama took place in the floor of the Senate on Wednesday when the Saraki did not make mention of the ministerial list during the plenary session.
The development prompted the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP senators, through the Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, to seek clarification. Akpabio, PDP, Akwa Ibom North West, raised a point of order, under matter of urgent importance, to find out why the Senate President had not announced the president’s letter containing ministerial nominees.
Akpabio,who noted that the nation’s newspapers in the last couple of weeks, have been awashed with stories of ministerial appointments by the president, asked the Senate President why he received the list from President Buhari and was hiding it from his colleagues.
As Saraki attempted to answer Akpabio’s question, Deputy Senate Leader, Ibn Bala Na’Allah, APC, Kebbi South, raised another point of order, where he explained that the day was still young, saying since the day’s session ends by 12:30pm, there was still the hope that the president would transmit the list of ministerial nominees to the Upper Chamber before the close of the session.
He also said since the day ends by 12 midnight, there was still hope that the list could come before the time. But the Senate President, who was thrown the question, could not provide answer, as he over-ruled Senator Akpabio, asking that the next item in the day’s agenda be introduced.

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