- President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed two non-career ambassadors-designate from Akwa-Ibom and Niger state
- The new appointees are to replace two officials earlier nominated by the president
- The president stated earlier appointees were to be recalled
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, July 8, appointed two non-career ambassadors-designate from Akwa-Ibom and Niger state.
The newly appointed-career ambassadors-designate are John J Usanga and Air Commodore Peter Anda Bakiya Gana (rtd), The Nation reported.
The president in a letter to the Senate requested for the new appointees to replace the earlier nomination of Oboro Effiong Akpabio and Brigadier General Bwala Yusuf Bukar from Akwa-Ibom and Borno state, respectively.
In the letter, the president said he had replaced Brigadier General Bwala Yusuf Bukar (Borno state) with Air Commodore Peter Anda Bakiya Gana (Niger state).
He also pointed out that Oboro Effiong Akpabio will be substituted with John J Usanga (Akwa-Ibom state).
He said earlier appointees were to be recalled.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Senate has considered a bill that stipulates a single four-year tenure for the Inspector General of Police (IGP).
The bill titled Police Act CAP P19 LFN 2004 (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill, 2020, was read for the third time and passed by the Senate during plenary on Tuesday, July 7, Premium Times reported.
The lawmakers said the four-year tenure prescribed by the bill would give stability to the office of the IGP.
Other provisions of the bill include making appointments and removal of the IGP from office subject to the advice of the police council.
The bill was passed after a report of the Senate committee on police affairs was considered. The proposed law would be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence before being forwarded to the president for assent.
In another news, Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment on Tuesday, July 7, tendered an apology to the National Assembly on behalf of the minister of state for labour, Festus Keyamo.
Recently, Keyamo was in a face-off with some senators who constituted a committee overseeing the ministry with special attention on the recruitment of 774,000 persons under the special public works programme initiated by the federal government.
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