…By for TDPel Media.
The Nigerian Senate has finally obtained the highly anticipated ministerial list from President Bola Tinubu.
Nigerians had been eagerly waiting for the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, to announce the list today.
However, before the list could be read, the Senate was compelled to enter into an executive session.
This closed-door session began precisely at 12:15 pm, right after the adoption of the votes and proceedings of the plenary held on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.
Delaying Annual Recess for Confirmation Hearing
Due to the reception of the ministerial nominees’ names from President Bola Tinubu for screening and confirmation, the Senate is now expected to defer its annual recess, which was initially supposed to commence today, Thursday.
Instead, the Senate will proceed with its regular activities until next week when the annual break will begin after the confirmation hearing.
A source among the Senators mentioned, “You know the Senate and the House of Representatives are supposed to embark on 6-week annual long recess from today, but with the transmission of names of ministerial nominees to us by President Bola Tinubu for screening and confirmation, we have to decide whether to wait for one week to do that or go for the recess and come for the assignment in between,” as reported by the Blueprint.
Awaiting Further Updates
As the situation unfolds, the Senate is expected to provide more details shortly regarding the confirmation hearing and the subsequent course of action.
The list of ministerial nominees has been a matter of great interest to the public, and Nigerians are eager to learn who will be appointed to serve in crucial ministerial positions.
With the Senate’s decision to defer the annual recess in order to conduct the confirmation process, there is heightened anticipation among citizens and political observers.
Further updates are eagerly awaited as the Senate proceeds with its deliberations behind closed doors.