The Senate will push forward the commencement of its annual vacation to enable it screen ministarial nominees, it was learnt yesterday.
The list is being expected from the office of the President early next week.
A principal officer told The Nation that the Senate, due to proceed on recess July 27 till September, will be ready to sit everyday to ensure clearance of ministers, even if it means extending start of the recess by one week.
But Committee Chairman on Media and Public Affairs, Yemi Adaramodu, said the Senate had enough time left to consider the President’s request before embarking on the extended break.
He said: “No date has been announced for the commencement of legislative annual recess, so the question of a shift does not arise.
“There is still ample time to present and screen ministerial nominees.
“Let us be patient with the government so that Nigerians can have the best.
“The National Assembly shall surely do the needful, as appropriate and Nigerians won’t be disappointed.”