Reps Give Osinbajo One-week Deadline To Swear In Ministers

The House of Representatives has given a one-week deadline to the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. To Inaugurate two ministerial nominees already screened and Passed by the Senate.

The House, on Tuesday, asked Osinbajo to inaugurate the nominees, Mr. Stephen Ocheni from Kogi State, and Mr. Suleiman Hassan from Gombe State and assign portfolios to them “within one week.”

They were screened by the Senate in May.

While Ocheni is to replace the late James Ocholi, in the case of Hassan, he is to replace Amina Mohammed, who joined the United Nations last year.

The House passed the resolution following a motion moved by a member from Kogi State, Mr. Karimi Sunday.

Sunday complained that in the case of Kogi, it had been without a minster for nearly two years.

He stated, “These two states are not represented at the Federal Executive Council. This is a breach of the 1999 Constitution. The prayer of this motion is that the Acting President should swear in them in and allocate portfolios to them within one week.”

The resolution was endorsed in a unanimous voice vote.

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