The much expected Ministerial list which President Muhammadu Buhari promised to get out before September has finally arrived Senate President Olubukola Saraki’s table.
Saraki confirmed in a twitted message that he had received the ministerial list officially from the President who arrived Nigeria from the World leaders’ trip to the United States .
The list of the Ministerial nominees was submitted to Senate president at the National Assembly buildings in Abuja.
The Senate earlier had twitted on Wednesday afternoon that as at 4pm, nothing had been received and that the Nigerian public would be informed as soon as the list had landed. The twitted message was sent just before 7.00pm on Wednesday evening.
Buhari earlier had indicated his intention to take charge of the most lucrative of all the Nigerian Ministries, the oil ministry and prior to this time has been running the nation with permanent secretaries (ie the civil servants) who overlook the affairs of government ministries. He has indicated that a junior minister would be given the responsibility of overseeing the day-to-day runnning of the oil ministry which provides the bulk of the government resources. Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesman had confirmed to AFP.
The names on the nominees list were not revealed and it may take almost a week before Nigerians come to reality about which name goes to which ministry as Nigeria Independence is being celebrated on Thursday October 1. With the official resumption day from the Independence break being Tuesday, October 6 2015, there is more time to wait as the public waits in anxiety.