Barring any unforeseen circumstances, President Muhammadu Buhari will send the list of his new ministers for screening by the Senate before weekend.
President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan dropped the hint during plenary on Wednesday while responding to point of order raised by Senator Albert Bassey Akpan (PDP Akwa Ibom North East) on the Buhari’s delay in sending the ministerial list for screening.
Lawan said: “The executive arm of government is working hard on the ministerial nominees list to be submitted to the Senate.
“The list may be submitted before the weekend and I want to urge every Senator to be ready to stay for long hours for the screening of the nominees”.
Earlier while raising the point of order on urgent national importance under Section 42 of the Senate Rules, Akpan had expressed concern on the delay in submitting the ministerial list by the President.
He reminded his colleagues that they will be going on long vacation on July 25 and that “if the nominees are not screened before then, it will put pressure on us during the holiday”.
However, while Akpan was speaking, some All Progressives Congress, APC senators were saying “Thank you”, and “E concern you”, while other lawmakers, including himself burst into laughter.