Ministerial List: Senate President Lawan, Denies Comments On Nominees Submission
Senate President, Ahmed Lawan/TOS TV Network

Senator Uba Sani has said it is unprecedented for the Senate to work on a Friday following the confirmation of ministerial nominees.

Buhari had last week Tuesday sent a 43-person list to the lawmakers for confirmation as ministers.

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The lawmakers had taken five working days to get the job done including working on a Friday which is rare in the Nigerian Senate.

Speaking on Tuesday in Abuja after the nominees were confirmed by the upper lawmaking body, Sani lauded his colleagues for the feat.

“Even the Senate President, who has been in the National Assembly for almost 20 years now made it clear that in all his stay in NASS, the Senate has never worked on a Friday,” the Kaduna Central lawmaker told NAN.

“This time around we all decided unanimously to put our personal interest, comfort and political affiliations aside and work for the interest of our country.

“Of course, what happened last week shows that this 9th senate is a different one, it is a senate that works for Nigeria, not for any section or personal interest, and I can assure you that what we did is just the beginning.”

He added that “We will work closely with the executive arm of the government, but at the same time not take our oversight job lightly, we will be very serious about it, and make sure to do the needful.

“While working, we will make sure we have the interest of our country at heart because that is paramount and most important.

“We will make sure we pass the budget whenever the President decides to bring it to the National Assembly.”