By; SUNDAY ODE, Abuja
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan on Thursday night denied media reports quoting him to have said President Muhammadu Buhari will submit the ministerial list this week.
He made the denial while speaking with State House correspondents after leading principal officers of the National Assembly to a dinner with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to him, he was misquoted explaining that he was responding to a point of order raised by a Senator.
“And I said the list could be ready this week, could is a conditional statement.”
On the meeting with the President, he noted that it was the first since the leadership of NASS emerged that they will meeeting with the president.
. We had a good time and assured him of our complete support, we will corporate to take Nigeria to the next level. The two chambers are united. Nigeria should expect a relationship that is cordial ,” he said .
Those at the dinner included Speaker Femi Gbajiabamila, Senator the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, Abdullahi Yahaya – Majority Leader, Ajayi Borofice – Deputy Leader, Orji Uzor Kalu – Chief Whip and Sabi Abdullahi – Deputy Chief Whip.
Others included Emmanuel Bwacha, Deputy Minority leader, Phillip Aduda- Minority Whip, Sabi Wau, Deputy Minority Whips.
Also present were Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, Majority leader, House of Representatives, Ndudi Godwin Elumelu – Minority Leader, Toby Okechukwu – Deputy Minority Leader. and Nkeiru Onyejocha, Deputy Whip
Also at the dinner included the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters (Senate), Ita Enang and Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole.