Breaking: President Buhari makes crucial appointments in NHRC

Breaking: President Buhari makes crucial appointments in NHRC

- President Buhari has sent 16 names to the Senate for confirmation

- If confirmed by the Senate, Salamatu Suleiman would become the new chairman of NHRC

- Buhari made the request from the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday, March 23.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of Salamatu Suleiman as the chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

The Punch reports that Buhari also sought the red chamber’s nod for 15 others including Beatrice JD. Agba and Soni Daniel, among others as members. gathered that Buhari, according to a letter read on the floor by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, said the appointments were in pursuant to section 2 (3) of the NHRC Act as amended.

Breaking: President Buhari makes crucial appointments in NHRC
President Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of Salamatu Suleiman, as chairman of the NHRC. Credit: Nigerian Senate.
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Meanwhile, had previously reported that President Buhari approved the appointment of Adedeji Zacch as the Executive Secretary of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC).

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It was reported that the director, information, in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Willie Bassey, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, March 18, in Abuja, said the appointment is with effect from March 10, 2021.

Bassey said the appointment is for an initial term of four years in accordance with the provisions of section 5 (1) of the National Sugar Development Council (Establishment Act, 1993).

Before his appointment, Zacch had served as corporate affairs manager (West Africa) at the Procter & Gamble Company, Lagos and commissioner for finance, Oyo state from 2011-2015.

In a related report, Buhari on Monday, March 15, reorganised the agencies under the ministry of aviation.

The president announced the appointment of Professor Bako Mansur Matazu as new the director-general of the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET).

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Breaking: President Buhari makes crucial appointment in NSDC

Buhari also approved the appointment of Captain Modibbo Alkali Mahmud as the new rector of the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology, (NCAT) Zaria.

The president also approved the reappointment of Engr. Akin Olateru as the commissioner and chief executive officer of the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB).

The appointments, according to a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the director of public affairs, ministry of aviation, James Odaudu, are in line with the administration’s commitment to the implementation of the aviation development roadmap.


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