What Presidency Said After Confirmation Of Ministerial Nominees
Garba Shehu/File photo

The Presidency has commended the Senate for confirming the ministerial nominees, whilst also ensuring a swift and efficient process.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made the commendation in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.

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He said: ”The people of Nigeria want results, and with this list of ministers, we are confident they shall be delivered. Specific portfolios shall be assigned with the inauguration of the cabinet.

”This is a fine, capable and committed group of individuals. Working together, they shall help achieve what we all want and labour toward; a secure, prosperous, corruption-free nation in which nobody is left behind, and talents can flourish.

“The executive approaches this 9th National Assembly with a renewed spirit of openness and enthusiasm.

”Where once we sometimes found impasse, we welcome collaboration; where once suspicion took hold, together, we shall demonstrate mutual trust.”

Shehu said scrutiny should never mean deadlock but proper governance.

He then expressed optimism that the 9th National Assembly and the executive arm of government would deliver the dividends of democracy to Nigerians in the shortest possible time.

“And with a new swathe of national legislators and ministers, we are confident the executive and the legislature can – in partnership – unleash the change Nigerians deserve,” he added.

The Senate had on Tuesday confirmed 43 nominees as ministers of the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The list of 43 nominees was submitted to the Senate for screening and confirmation as ministers by President Muhammadu Buhari on July 23.

Following the submission, the senate had on July 24 began the screening of the nominees to determine their suitability for the position.

The screening which lasted for five days came to an end on July 30.