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UPDATE 1-Nigeria's president may name cabinet nominees this week - senate leader

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UPDATE 1-Nigeria's president may name cabinet nominees this week - senate leader

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ABUJA, July 10 (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu
Buhari could name his cabinet nominees as soon as this week, the
senate president said on Wednesday, a move that could end more
than a month without ministers.
Buhari was re-elected four months ago, but Nigeria has been
without a cabinet since the ministers serving during his first
term stepped down in May.
The gap has led to a slowdown in investment and a near-halt
in decision making, according to investors, contractors and
diplomats. "The executive arm is working hard to get the list to the
senate," said Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan on the floor of the upper
house of parliament. "I can imagine that before this week runs
out, we could get the list."
Lawan said senators wanted to screen and confirm the cabinet
before they go on leave this month.
Buhari took about six months to form a cabinet at the start
of his first term in 2015.

UPDATE 1-Nigeria's president may name cabinet nominees this week - senate leader
 

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