A bill mandating the President-elect to submit names of persons nominated as Ministers or Commissioners to the Senate within sixty days has been signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The bill mandates the President-elect to submit names of the persons so nominated within sixty days of taking the oath of office for confirmation by the Senate or State House of Assembly.
The Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase disclosed on Friday in a statement that the National Assembly’s 16 alteration bills have all been signed into law.
He stated that one of the bills makes it mandatory for presidents and Governors to submit the names of persons nominated as Ministers or Commissioners within sixty days of taking the oath of office for confirmation by the Senate or State House of Assembly.
It would be recalled that in 2015, President Buhari was heavily criticized for taking six months to appoint ministers.
Other bills signed by President Buhari delete railway, electricity generation and prison services from the exclusive legislative list.
This means states are now allowed to generate and distribute electricity, in addition to operating railways without seeking permission from the federal government.