There are indications that President Muhammadu Buhari will have the list of ministerial nominees ready in the early days of July.
Confirming the report, a former minister, who served in the first term of Buhari’s government, said the President wants to avoid the long delay of 2015.
Herald Nigeria also learnt that Buhari would want to sort out the clearance with the Senate who will resume from break on July 2, and begin another two-month break on July 26.
This also implies that if the President fails to submit the ministerial list to the Senate before July 26, the nation may have to wait till the end of September to know the new ministers.
According to the ex-minister, “We have the rumour that the President might submit the names of the new ministers to the Senate early next month.
“I think he is aware that the Senate will embark on another round of recess before the end of July. So, he will have to send the list to the senators as soon as they return on July 2.
“Though our party, the All Progressives Congress, controls the National Assembly, I don’t think it will be cost-effective to summon the senators for the ministerial clearance after they might have gone on another break.”