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JUST IN: Presidency commends Senate swift confirmation of ministerial nominees



The presidency has commended the 9th Senate for its diligence towards the confirmation of the ministerial nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari. 

The senior special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, on his official twitter handle, praised the lawmakers for a swift process of scrutiny of the ministerial list. 

Shehu noted: ” The Presidency praises the diligence of the Senate in confirming the ministerial nominees, whilst also ensuring a swift and efficient process.

“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 presidency also expressed confidence in the 9th National Assembly, stating it will approach the national legislator “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.

“Scrutiny should never mean deadlock but proper governance. 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 spokesperson however did not state when the confirmed ministers would be assigned their portfolios.

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