Sequel to the reported pledge made to Nigerians by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, that President Muhammadu Buhari will transmit the Ministerial nominees this week, to the National Assembly, the Senate on Thursday, July 11, lamented that it was yet to receive any of such communication from the President.
Chairman of the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Adeyeye Adedayo, who spoke to Newsmen after plenary, on Thursday, said that the Senate is not in receipt of any Ministerial list, adding that, the Senators are anxious to work on the Ministerial nominees’ list, but all that depends on the Executive, who is mandated by the 1999 Constitution, as amended, to produce the list.
“Like I said here two or three days ago, this matter is not within the control of the Senate. We cannot generate the list on our own, the Constitution does not permit us to do that.”
Sen. Adedayo added that, the Constitution has assigned responsibility to various organs of government, and it is the prerogative of the Executive to nominate Ministers, which will then be confirmed by the Senate.