- Lanre Gbajabiamila has been confirmed as the director general of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission
- He was confirmed by the Senate on Friday, October 26
- His confirmation followed the adoption of a report by the committee on sports and youth development
The Nigerian Senate on Friday, October 26, confirmed the nomination of the Lanre Gbajabiamila as the director general of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC).
Gbajabiamila's confirmation was on the heels of the adoption of a report by the committee on sports and youth development led by Ogba Obinna (PDP, Ebonyi).
The new NLRC's DG's name has been with the Senate since May, 2017, when he was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari, the lawmakers had declined to confirm Gbajabiamila.
The lawmakers said Gbajabiamila had assumed office even before Senate confirmation.
However, in a fresh agreement, the acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Habiba Lawal, allegedly apologised when the Senate confirmed that it was true that the nominee assumed office without its approval.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Senate ordered Lanre Gbajabiamila to stop parading himself as the director-general of National Lottery Regulatory Commission without confirmation.
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The Senate criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for not following due process in appointing Gbajabiamila.
Senator Dino Melaye said Gbajabiamila had started signing documents and carrying out functions of the office of the director general of the commission without referral or confirmation by the Senate.
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