PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI EXPECTS SENATE REPORT TO INAUGURATE MINISTERIAL NOMINEES
Written by darling on August 2, 2019
President MUHAMMADU BUHARI may wait for another two months before inaugurating his cabinet.
This is because the Red Chamber of the National Assembly proceeded on a two-month recess without an official communication to the president on the confirmation of his 43 ministerial nominees.
The presidency said that once the communication is established, BUHARI will assign portfolios to the ministers-designate and inaugurate the new cabinet.
The president’s liaison officer to the National Assembly, Senator ITA ENANG said the president did not assign portfolios to the list of ministerial nominees because the constitution of the country did not ask him to do so.
Nigerians had expected that the president will inaugurate the ministers-designate to mark the beginning of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting since he assumed office on May 29th for his second term.
The constitution says that the president shall appoint persons as ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria subject to the confirmation of the Senate.