The Senior Unique Right hand to the President on National Gathering Matters (Senate), Congressperson Ita Enang, has defended the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to allot portfolios to the rundown of clerical candidates he sent to the Senate a week ago.
As indicated by Enang, the Nigerian constitution did not order the President to do as such, adding the issue has kept on springing up like clockwork since 1999.
Throughout the years, legislators and individuals from the educated open have kept on requesting that the President connects arrangement of his ecclesiastical chosen people when sending his rundown to the Senate for screening.
Be that as it may, Enang said the President did not break any law by not connecting portfolios to his rundown.
He stated: “The 1999 Constitution says that the President will delegate people as clergymen of the Government Republic of Nigeria subject to affirmation of the Senate
“The constitution did not oblige the President or a representative to connect a service or a portfolio in his designations to the council.
“The reason is that the competitor is screened and cleared as a Clergyman of the Government Republic of Nigeria; he isn’t cleared as a Pastor of Instruction or Priest of Wellbeing or Industry.
“What’s more, obviously portfolios may change and the structure of government may not be equivalent to it were. Once more, when a Clergyman is screened and cleared, he is relegated a portfolio.
“It might emerge throughout his task that the President or the Senator may choose to reassign him to another service. In the event that you appoint and the individual is screened and in regard of that portfolio, that implies the President may need to send the name again back to the Senate for screening or for affirmation.
“That is the reason the constitution did not make it required to appoint portfolios while sending the rundown to the assembly. Thusly the President has not done anything incorrectly”.
The President’s associate was anyway wary on when the President means to introduce the Pastors assign, saying the President will tell them at the suitable time.