By Toby Prince
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has denied earlier reports quoting him as saying that President Muhammadu Buhari would submit the ministerial list to the Senate this week.
Lawan made the clarification in a chat with State House correspondents on Thursday after a meeting with the president.
“Let me take the opportunity to correct that. A senator raised a point of order under personal explanation.
“He said we should be sent the list of the 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 transmitted and we could even receive it this week.
“‘We could’ is conditional and I will urge everybody here to report it as it is.”
Others at the meeting included the deputy Senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege; speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and the deputy speaker, Ahmed Idris Wase.
The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and other presidential aides also attended the meeting.