- The names of six people have been sent to the Senate for confirmation to fill some roles in the ICPC ad RMAFC
- The names were contained in two separate letters sent by President Buhari and read on the floor at plenary
- According to the Nigerian leader, the request was made in accordance with the provision of Section 154(1) of the 1999 Constitution
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a letter to the Senate for the confirmation of five commissioner-nominees to fill vacant positions at the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
The Nation reports that he also urged the upper chamber to confirm another nominee for appointment as a Federal Commissioner of the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).
Legit.ng gathered the president’s requests were contained in two separate letters read by Senate president Ahmad Lawan on the floor at plenary.
The report says that President Buhari in one of the letters explained that his request for confirmation of his nominees for appointment in ICPC was in accordance with the provision of Section 3(6) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.
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The nominees for appointment in ICPC are:
1. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, Ekiti (southwest)
2. Anne Otelafu Odey, Cross River (South-south)
3. Alh. Goni Ali Gujba, Yobe (Northeast)
4. Dr. Louis Solomon Mandama, Adamawa (Northeast)
5. Senator Anthony O. Agbo, Ebonyi (Southeast).
The nominee for the Federal Commissioner of the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC):
1. Engr. Mohammed Sanni Baba - Bauchi state.
The president said the request to confirm the nominee was made in accordance with the provision of Section 154(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
President Buhari makes 3 new appointments
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Buhari approved the appointments of three new chief executives for some agencies under the federal ministry of education.
It was reported that the new appointments in the education ministry were disclosed by a spokesperson for the ministry, Bem Goong, in a statement on Wednesday, September 8.
The spokesperson stated that all the three appointments took effect from September 2 and would each be for an initial tenure of five years.
The president also approved the reappointment of the registrar/chief executive officer, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, Josiah Ajiboye, for a second and final tenure of five years, with effect from August 1.