The senate president, Bukola Saraki, has said he would not open the envelope containing the list of ministerial nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari until Tuesday.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the Senate President on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the list was submitted in a sealed envelope, and that Mr. Saraki would only open it before the Senate plenary on October 6.
“Senate President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki this evening received the list of Ministerial nominees sent to the Senate for screening by President Muhammadu Buhari,” Mr. Olaniyonu said.
“The list was submitted in a sealed envelope by Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari and Senator Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Legislative Matters (Senate).
“Dr. Saraki has, following the tradition of the Senate, decided that the envelope will remain sealed till Tuesday October 6, when during the plenary sitting of the Upper legislative chamber, it will be opened and the list read to Senators.”