By Shola Abayomi.
The Spokesman of the Senate, Adedayo Adeyeye has reacted over the delay in the submission of ministerial list by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Senate which is expected to proceed on its annual leave by the end of July has warned the president to carry out his constitutional responsibility while being mindful of the timetable of the Senate, as the National Assembly would not disrupt its planned vacation.
Adeyeye, who spoke to journalists in Abuja yesterday, said the Senate will not help the executive do its job.
He said, “That is the prerogative of the Executive. We are not going to help them to do their job. The Senate cannot generate the list of ministers on its own.
“It is the prerogative of the President to send his ministerial nominee list to the Senate and when he does that we will consider it.
“That is our constitutional mandate. It is not even within our powers to even advise. We will wait until the matter is transmitted to us.
“The executive are aware of the timetable of the Senate. There is a particular time the Senate will go on recess. That being in mind they should be mindful of when they will carry out this constitutional responsibility.”