The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, will on Wednesday, read the letter containing President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s nominees for ministerial positions.
A source close to the leadership of the Senate disclosed in a terse WhatsApp message, according to The Nation newspaper.
According to the source, the list is already with the Clerk to the National Assembly, Magaji Tambawal, for onward delivery to the Senate President who is expected to read the letter on the floor officially.
“The Senate President, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, will read H.E. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Ministerial Nominee list on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday, July 19th, 2023,” the message read.
Recall that the Chairman of theSenate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Yemi Adaramodu (APC – Ekiti South), had previously denied knowledge of the list.
It was, however, learnt that the President sent the list in compliance with the provision of the Constitution.
According to a new amendment to the 1999 Constitution, the President and governors must submit the names of persons nominated as ministers or commissioners within 60 days of taking the oath of office for confirmation by the Senate or state Houses of Assembly.