- Muhammadu Buhari writes the Senate asking for confirmation for Prof Habu Galadima as director-general of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS)
- President Buhari says section 8(5) of the NIPSS act empowers him to write the Senate for such confirmation
- The president appeals to the senators to support and clear the candidate he has nominated for the position
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, July 9, wrote the Senate seeking confirmation for the appointment of Prof Habu Galadima as the substantive director-general of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos.
Legit.ng understands that the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, read the letter from Buhari to his colleagues during plenary.
In the letter dated July 9, Buhari said his request was backed by section 8 (5) of the NIPSS act, which empowers him to forward names of nominees for the office to Senate for confirmation.
The president appealed to the lawmakers to give the necessary support that would ensure smooth screening and confirmation of Galadima.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buhari said that he attached a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae to the letter to further enable the Senate have more information about him.
Galadima, born in 1963 at Toto local government area of Nasarawa state, is a professor of political science at the University of Jos, Plateau.
It was learnt that another letter from the president urged the Senate to confirm the appointment of Uba Maska as executive director of the National Communication Commission (NCC).
The letter said section 8 (1) of the NCC act empowered the president to seek the confirmation of the Senate.
Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari recently approved the re-appointment of his personal physician, Suhayb Rafindadi, and 10 other personal staff.
The president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Friday, July 5.
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