***Reappoints INEC National Commissioners, National Population Commissioners
President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the name of Mr Muazu Sambo as a minister-designate from Taraba State for confirmation by the senate
Mr Sambo is to replace the former Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, who was sacked in September, along with Sabo Nanono, ex-agriculture minister.
Buhari’s letter seeking the confirmation of the nominee was read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan at the commencement of plenary on Tuesday.
Buhari’s letter seeking the confirmation of the nominee was read by the Senate President Ahmad Lawan at the commencement of plenary on Tuesday.
Similarly, President Buhari reappointed Malam Mohammed Haruna (Niger) North Central and Mrs May Agbamuche Mbu (Delta) as National Commissioners of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Buhari also nominated Okeagu Kenneth Nnamdi (Abia) South East; Maj. Gen. A.B. Alkali (retd.) (Adamawa), North East; Prof. Rada H. Gumus (Bayelsa), South South; Mr. Sam Olumeku (Ondo) South West as National Commissioners of INEC and Olaniyi Olaleye Ijalaye (Ondo) South West, as Resident Electoral Commissioner.
Buhari, in a letter addressed to the Senate President, asked the Red Chamber to confirm the nominees “in the usual expeditious manner.”
Buhari also requested the Senate to confirm nominees for National Population Commission (NPC) commissioners.
They are: Engr Benedict Opong (Akwa Ibom); Mrs Gloria Izofor Mni; Barr. Mrs Patricia O. Iyayan Kuchi (Benue), Dr. Bala Haliru (Kebbi) and Dr Eyitayo Oyetunji (Oyo).