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Senate confirms all 43 ministerial nominees

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The senate has confirmed all the 43 ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The nominees were confirmed after the upper legislative chamber deliberated on the screening  on Tuesday.

Buhari had sent a list of 43 nominees to the senate on July 23.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan had read the letter of the president at plenary after which the senate suspended its annual recess and conducted the confirmation hearing within five days.

In his remarks, Lawan said by confirming the ministers, the senate has demonstrated that it is set to work for the country.

The senate president said Buhari nominated Nigerians of “great quality” as ministers of Nigeria.

“We have finished this very important national assignment and to the glory of God, Nigeria has ministers and indeed a national assembly that is prepared to take Nigeria to the next level,” he said.

“For those who have been confirmed, the message is that they must be prepared to work with this senate. We are going engage them in our oversight and other legislative activities. What we want to achieve is to have a relationship that is based on mutual respect and truth.

“While we are not going to be frivolous, we are going to be firm ,we are going to be serious with our oversight. Oversight is the only we can ensure that the legislation we make particularly the budget that we pass is implemented particularly.

“I want to congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari for nominating Nigerians of great quality.”

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