Saraki personally takes ministerial list to Buhari

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday by hand submitted the list of 36 Nigerians cleared by the Senate as ministers to President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Dr. Bukola Saraki and President Muhammadu Buhari
Saraki’s gesture is about the first time a leader of the National Assembly will personally deliver a communication from the legislature to the President.

The standard practice had been that a presidential aide on National Assembly matters would serve as an intermidiary between sitting Presidents and the leaders of the two chambers of the National Assembly.

When confronted by journalists to explain why he chose to personally deliver the ministers’ list to the President, Saraki said, “Because there were other things we discussed. As you can see, after you (journalists) left, we discussed for about 20 minutes on some major issues as well. So, it wasn’t just about the letter.”

When asked if his current trial by the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged false declaration of assets was discussed, Saraki smiled and said, “Did you think that will come up in this kind of situation? No, it did not come up.”
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