Nigerians got the first whiff of government formation on Wednesday when President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said President Muhammadu Buhari will finally submit the list of ministerial nominees for the consideration and approval of the upper house of legislature this week.
Mr. Lawan said this at plenary on Wednesday, reacting to a point of order raised by Senator Bassey Akpan to the effect that the delay in the submission of the list could affect the holidays of the senators.
The senate president assured his colleagues and Nigerians that President Buhari would send the list to the Senate before the week runs out.
According to him, the Buhari government is working hard to ensure that the list was ready early enough before the senators proceed on their annual two-month recess.
He also expressed optimism that the nominees would be screened by the senate before the annual vacation which commences on July 26.