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Tinubu to send ministerial list in 48 hours -Senate


Tinubu to send ministerial list in 48 hours -Senate

The Senate said yesterday that President Bola Tinubu would make available the much-expected list of ministerial nominees within the next 48 hours.

Senate Leader, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, APC, Ekiti Central, disclosed this yesterday at his 60th birthday anniversary lecture and presentation of two books on leadership, communication at the Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja.

Bamidele said: ” President Bola Tinubu told me this morning( yesterday) when he called to greet me for my birthday lecture around 10:03 am that he will not be able to come to the birthday lecture because of the communication he needed to submit to the Senate in the next 48 hours.”

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Recall that Tinubu who was inaugurated on May 29, 2023, has up till July 28 to send his ministerial nominees to the Senate for screening and subsequent confirmation, in line with the 1999 Constitution as amended.

Following the amendment by the last parliament, the constitution stipulates that the President and Governors have, from the date they were sworn in, a 60-day window within which to appoint ministers and commissioners.

Section 42 of the constitution states that “(a) the nomination of any person to the office of a Minister for confirmation by the Senate shall be done within sixty days after the date the President has taken the oath of office; (b) not less than ten per cent of persons appointed as Ministers shall be women: Provided that the President may appoint a Minister at any other time during his tenure and such appointment shall be subject to confirmation by the Senate.”

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