The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, April 9, confirmed Major General Paul Tarfa (rtd) and othe appointees of President Muhammadu Buhari for the north east development commission.
Major General Paul Tarfa is the chairman of the governing board of the commission.
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Legit.ng notes that the confirmation of the came after Senator Abdulaziz Nyako made the presentation of the report on their nominations by the Senate committee on special duties.
The Senate confirmed the nominees after Nyako’s colleague seconded the motion for the report to be considered.
The list contains the names of Mohammed Goni Alkali, who will be the chief executive officer of the commission, Musa Umar Yashi and Mohammed Jawa as executive directors.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, March 19, approved the N30,000 minimum wage being agitated for by Nigerian workers under the umbrella of the organised labour in the country.
The approval of the minimum wage by the Senate followed the report of an ad hoc committee it set up to look into the issue.
The ad hoc committee is headed by Senator Francis Alimikhena.
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It was also reported how the Senate on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, passed six bills seeking the establishment of federal tertiary institutions in different parts of the country.
The proposed institutions are four polytechnics, one college of education and one university of technology.
The polytechnics are to be located in Mpu, Enugu state; Kwale in Delta; Kaltungo in Gombe state and Adikpo in Benue.
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