- President Muhammadu Buhari has made a recent for the confirmation of some nominees to the Nigerian Senate
- The president in a letter asked the lawmakers of the Senate to confirm four nominees of the Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commision as executive commissioners
- In a second letter, the president also requested the confirmation of Resident Electoral Commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC
The Senate, on Tuesday, March 29, received a formal from President Muhammadu Buhari, to confirm four nominees as executive commissioners of the Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission (NURC).
The request was contained in a letter dated March 24, 2022, and read during the plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.
The letter was entitled, 'Request for confirmation of the appointment of four executive commissioners for Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission'.
A statement by Ezrel Tabiowo, the special assistant (press) to the Senate President said the letter read in part:
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“In accordance with the provision of Section 11(3) of the Petroleum Industry Act 2021, I hereby forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of the under-listed four nominees as Executive Commissioners for the Board of the Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission.”
According to the statement seen by Legit.ng, those nominated by the President for confirmation include Dr Nuhu Habib (northwest, Kano state), Commissioner, Development and Production; and Dr Kelechi Onyekachi Ofoegbu (southeast, Imo state), Commissioner, Economic Regulation and Strategic Planning.
Others are Captain Tonlagha Roland John (south-south, Delta state), Commissioner, Health, Safety, Environment and Community; and Jide Adeola (north-central, Kogi state), Commissioner, Corporate Services and Administration.
Tabiowo said that a separate letter was also addressed to the Senate President and read on the floor of the plenary.
He added in the second letter, President Buhari requested the chamber to confirm the nomination of Dr Hale Gabriel Longpet as Resident Electoral Commissioner representing Plateau State at the Independent National Electoral Commission.
"The President explained that the request was made in accordance with the provision of Section 154 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended)."
Abuja-Kaduna train attack: Bombard terrorist enclaves, Senate cries out to military
The Nigerian military had been urged to declare a full-scale war on terrorists operating across states of the country.
The call was made by lawmakers of the Nigerian Senate after the attack on an Abuja-Kaduna-bound train on Monday.
According to the Senate, the operations of the terrorists in Kaduna makes it imperative for the appropriate authorities to take decisive action.
Terrorists bomb Abuja-Kaduna rail track, attack train filled with passengers, Nigerians react
Many Nigerians have reacted as terrorists bombed the Abuja-Kaduna-bound rail track on Monday, March 28.
Abuja-Kaduna-bound filled with passengers derailed after the improvised explosive device planted by the terrorists went off.
According to Nigerians in their reaction, it is said that the federal government failed to safeguard lives in the country.