The Senate has given President Muhammadu Buhari till Friday next week to submit the list of ministerial nominees for screening, failure of which the red chamber will proceed on its two-month annual recess.
The Chairman, Senate ad hoc Committee on Media and Public Affairs Affairs, Adedayo Adeyeye in an interview 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.
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.
Buhari, who won election in February and was sworn in on May 29th, 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.
In line with its annual calendar, the National Assembly is meant to go on its annual recess on July 26th and resume on September 26th.
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.