Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday submitted the official report of the screening of ministerial nominees to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Saraki had earlier at the Senate plenary gotten the approval of other senators to submit the report to Buhari.
Recieving the list of 36 ministerial nominees confirmed by the Senate from Saraki, Buhari commended the Senate for a job well done, especially as the National Assembly passed all the names he submitted.
Telling his critics that they cannot stop him from telling the country the truth, he insisted that some of the ministers would stay without portfolio following an economy that has been battered.
The Senate President himself acknowledged the economic challenges facing the country and said that the issue of portfolios should not be trivialized.
There have been expectations that President Buhari would assign portfolios to his ministers during the week as a source from the Presidency said that it is most likely that the President finalises all plans on the list and might make final pronouncement on the matter.
The source also said that the list of ministers which has gone viral on the web should be disregarded as those who published those names and portfolios were merely making guesses.
The Senate President was accompanied to the Villa by the President’s two Senior Special Assistants on Legislative Matters, Ita Enang (Senate) and Suleiman Kawu (House of Representatives)
With the submission of the report, the coast is now clear for President Buhari to swear in the ministers.