Senate President Ahmed Lawan has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to submit the list of ministerial nominees to the leadership of the National Assembly.
He made this known while speaking to State House correspondents on Thursday after dinner with Buhari at Aso Villa.
“Well, I came for dinner and the process of receiving list is not at dinners. That is all I have to say about this,” the Senate President said.
Lawan also dismissed insinuations that he had promised Nigerians the ministerial list this week.
“I never did. Let me take this opportunity to correct that,” he said.
“A senator raised a point of order under personal explanation and he said we should be sent the list of ministers by the executive arm of government.
“And in my response, I said the executive is working so hard to ensure that the list of Nigerians that will help this Administration work is going to be constituted, we could even receive it this week.
“Could is conditional and I will urge everybody here to report it as it is,” he added.
Those at the dinner included the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Senator Abdullahi Yahaya – Majority Leader; Senator Ajayi Borofice – Deputy Leader; Senator Orji Uzor Kalu – Chief Whip and Senator Sabi Abdullahi – Deputy Chief Whip.
Others included Emmanuel Bwacha, Phillip Aduda- Minority Whip, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, Ndudi Godwin Elumelu – Minority Leader, Toby Okechukwu – Deputy Minority Leader.
Also at the dinner was the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters (Senate), Ita Enang.