The Nigerian Senate has denied receiving any ministerial list submitted by the presidency, News About Nigeria reports.
Yesterday, some media platforms (not News About Nigeria) reported that the Senate had received the list and it would be read at the end of the day’s proceedings.
But Senator representing Anambra Central constituency Victor Umeh clarified that the Senate does not currently have the ministerial list
Contrary to media reports, the upper chamber has not yet received the list of ministerial nominees from the executive.
A closed-door meeting was held at the Senate yesterday.
The discussion revolved around the ministerial list allegedly submitted by the Presidency.
However, Umeh pointed out that the Senators could not have been discussing the list when they hadn’t received it yet.
The list seems to be causing disagreements among the Senators.
The President of the Senate is reportedly already in possession of the list and may read it in the upcoming week, considering that there will be no plenary session tomorrow.
Explosive Insights on Tinubu’s Cabinet
Recall that shortly before his resignation, erstwhile national chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, revealed the reason for the delay in President Bola Tinubu’s ministerial list.
According to Adamu, the delay is due to extensive consultations being carried out by Tinubu before an official announcement is made.
Adamu cautioned the state chairmen not to set high expectations regarding the President’s ministerial list, despite the inclusion of loyal party members in Tinubu’s cabinet.
He emphasized that not everyone can be appointed as a minister, and therefore, party members should temper their expectations.
Adamu stated, “Every APC member has an inherent right to hope for some patronage. We cannot all be ministers of the government or end up as board members, directors of parastatals, and MDAs across the country.”