- President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Edward Lametek Adamu as the new chairman of AMCON
- The Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, read President Buhari's letter on the floor of the House on Tuesday, December 10
- Adamu's appointment would be confirmed by the Senate to become the substantive chairman of the agency
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, December 10, sent a formal request to the Senate for the confirmation of a newly appointed chairman, Edward Lametek Adamu, for the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
Legit.ng reports that that the request, which was contained in a letter dated Monday, December 9, was read on the floor by the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.
The letter read: “In accordance with section 10(1) of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) act, 2010, I hereby present Mr. Edward Lametek Adamu, for confirmation as chairman of the asset management corporation of Nigeria by the distinguished Senate.
“While hoping that this request will receive the usual expeditious consideration of the Senate, please accept, distinguished Senate president, the assurances of my highest consideration.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the appointment of new heads of the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) and the AMCON by President Buhari was on Tuesday, December 10, considered for approval at the Senate.
It was also reported that the president appointed Muhammad M. Nami to replace Tunde Fowler as the new chairman of the FIRS.
This was disclosed by the presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, in a tweet via his official Twitter handle on Monday, December 9.
Fowler's tenure as the chairman of the foremost revenue collection agency expired on Monday, December 9.
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