Buhari appoints senior officials for law reform commission, NDIC, seeks Senate's confirmation

Buhari appoints senior officials for law reform commission, NDIC, seeks Senate's confirmation

- President Buhari has appointed Jumai Audi as a chairperson of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission

- The president also appointed Diana Okonta (South-South); and Ya’ana Yaro (North-East) as Non-Executive Directors of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation

- All the appointments need the confirmation of the Senate and the names have been forwarded to the lawmakers for screening

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Jumai Audi as a chairperson of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission.

The appointment is, however, subject to the approval of the Senate which on Tuesday, May 12, received President Buhari's request to confirm Audi's nomination.

A statement signed by Ezrel Tabiowo, the special assistant (press) to the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, confirmed the receipt of President Buhari's request, Premium Times reports.

Buhari appoints senior officials for law reform commission, NDIC, seeks Senate's confirmation

President Buhari needs the Senate's confirmation for the appointments to become effective. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
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Legit.ng gathers that President Buhari also wrote the Senate confirm Ebele Chima as the commissioner for southeast; Bassey Abia as commissioner for south-south; and Mohammed Ibraheem as commissioner for southwest.

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The president's letter reads: “In compliance with the provision of section 2(2) of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission Act No. 7 of 199, I wrote to forward to the Senate for confirmation the under-listed (4)names of nominees as Chairman and full-time members of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission.”

Similarly, the Senate also received a request from President Buhari for the confirmation of Diana Okonta (South-South); and Ya’ana Yaro (North-East) as Non-Executive Directors of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC).

According to President Buhari, the appointment of the nominees was done “in compliance with the provision of section 5(2)(4) of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation Act” to fill existing vacancies.

The leader of the Senate, Yahaya Abdullahi, moved a motion relying on order 1(b) of the senate standing rules for the upper chamber to expedite action on the president’s request for the confirmation of the NDIC nominees

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Senate president Lawan also underscored the need for the Senate to “fast-track the process” to enable committees to screen the nominees.

He thereafter referred the confirmation request of the NDIC nominees to the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance, and Financial Institutions.

The committee which was given two weeks to report back to the upper chamber is chaired by Uba Sani (APC – Kaduna Central).

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari on Monday, May 11, approved the appointment of Mohammed Bello Shehu as Secretary of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).

Shehu's appointment as secretary of RMAFC will take effect from Tuesday, May 19, and for an initial first term of five years.

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