After a five-day “take a bow” screening of the ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari, The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday finally proceeded on leave until September 24.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan made this known after concluding the endorsement of the ministerial list sent to the house on Tuesday, July 23.
The Senators had to postpone their leave initially scheduled to begin last Thursday, the same week they received the ministerial list.
It was meant to hasten the screening process of the appointees. Senators also resolved to suspend its rules and hold plenary on odd days, “We have postponed the recess till next week, end of next week. We are suspending a lot of our rules,” Senate’s acting spokesperson, Adedayo Adeyeye, was quoted as saying by Premium Times.
For instance, plenary does not hold on Fridays, but decided to sit on Friday, “We want to do a thorough job and we want Nigerians to know that we are doing a thorough job. It is going to be a lot of sacrifice on our path,” Adeyeye had said.
But during screening, 23 of the nominees were confirmed without questioning. They took a bow and left the chamber.