BREAKING: Senate confirms Prof. Chukwu as commissioner, Law Reform Commission

BREAKING: Senate confirms Prof. Chukwu as commissioner, Law Reform Commission

- An appointment made by President Muhammadu Buhari has been ratified by the Nigerian Senate

- The appointee is a commissioner in the Nigerian Law Reform Commission

- His appointment was confirmed by the Senate after a committee screened the appointee and did the appropriate background check on him

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The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Professor Larry Obinna Collins Chukwu as a commissioner representing the southeast region in the Nigerian Law Reform Commission.

A statement sent to on Wednesday, February 24 by Ezrel Tabiowo, a media aide to the Senate president, noted that the confirmation of the nominee was a sequel to the consideration of the report of the committee on judiciary, human rights, and legal matters.

In his presentation, the chairman of the committee, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele recalled that the nominee’s appointment was made by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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BREAKING: Senate confirms Prof. Chukwu as commissioner, Law Reform Commission
President Buhari had earlier sent the name of the nominee to the Senate for confirmation. Photo credit: @MBuhari
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The appointment is pursuant to Section 2(1) and (2) of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission Act, Cap. N118, Laws of the Federation of Nigerians, which empowers the president in subsection (1) to appoint four (4) commissioners and designate one of them as the chairman.

According to the lawmaker, the appointment of the nominee also satisfies the requirements of the Senate Standing Orders 2015, as amended.

Part of the committee's statement on the nominee read:

“The nominee possesses the requisite qualifications, leader qualifications and comportment to discharge the statutory duties and functions of Commissioner, Nigerian Law Reform Commission.”

Meanwhile, the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has described the appointment of 40-year old Abdulrasheed Bawa as chairman of the EFCC as another win for Nigerian youths.

The NYCN made the declaration in a statement sent to on Wednesday, February 17, and signed by its president, Comrade Solomon Adodo.

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The council said Nigeria has made another new discovery in Bawa, adding that they fully support the new EFCC boss to succeed in his new role.

In a related development, a group, Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum has commended President Buhari over the appointment of Bawa.

In a statement sent to on Tuesday, February 16, and signed by its chairman, Comrade Prince Kpokpogri, the group described the choice of Bawa as the best thing to have happened at the leadership level of the EFCC.

Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent at He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at


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