>>> Presidency make fresh appointments, writes Senate <<<
President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Nigerian Senate to confirm nominations he has made for the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Federal Character Commission and the Federal Civil Service Commission.
NobleReporters gathered that the senate received 3 requests from President Buhari on Tuesday. Mr Buhari highlighted that the request for the confirmation of the nominees was in accordance with the provisions of Section 154(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended.
Those nominated to serve as Commissioners with the Federal Civil Service Commission are
Madugu Jonah for Benue, Nasarawa and Plateau;
Frederick Ekwem for Imo and Abia.
The nominees for confirmation as Members of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) are:
Salamatu Mohammed Bala, Adamawa;
Alfred Egba, Bayelsa;
Adamu Shettima Yuguda Dibal, Borno;
Emmanuel Nwosu, Imo;
Oladele Seminu Gboyega, Osun;
Bello Abubakar Wamakko, Sokoto;
Ahmed Yusuf, Taraba.
The President’s nominees to serve at the Federal Character Commission include;
Muheeba Dankaka, Chairman;
Henry Ogbulogo, Abia;
Salihu Bello, Adamawa;
Obonganwan Dborah Daniel Ebony, Akwa-Ibom;
Ibeabuchi Uche, Anambra;
Mohammed Tijjani, Bauchi;
Tonye Okio, Bayelsa;
Silas Mfa Macikpah, Benue;
Abba Ali Monguno, Borno;
Nsor Atamgba, Cross River; and Alims Agoda.
Tobias Chukuemeka, Ebonyi;
Imuetinyan Festus, Edo;
Ginika Florence Tor, Enugu;
Hamza Mohammed, Gombe;
Diogu Uche, Imo;
Lawan Ya’u Roni, Jigawa;
Hadiza Usman Muazu, Kaduna;
Mohammed Awwal Na’iya, Kano;
Lawal Garba, Katsina;
Abubakar Atiku Bunu, Kebbi;
Idris Eneye Bello, Kogi;
Daniel James Kolo, Kwara;
Are Miftah Bolaji, Lagos;
Nasir Isa Kwarra, Nasarawa;
Suleiman Barau, Niger.
Abiodun Isiaq Akinlade, Ogun;
Olufemi Omosanya, Ondo;
Adeoye Abdularazaq Olalekan, Osun;
Adeniyi Olowofela, Oyo;
Stephen Jings, Plateau;
Wokocha Augustine, Rivers;
Abdullahi Taminu Tafida, Sokoto;
Alhaji Armaya’u Dauda Abubakar,
Taraba; Jibril Maigari, Yobe;
Sani Garba, Zamfara;
Adamu Mohammed Sidi-Ali, Federal Capital Territory.
>>> Nigerian Senate appoint new spokesperson <<<
The Senate President Ahmed Lawan has announced Osun lawmaker, Ajibola Bashiru, as the new spokesperson of the upper chamber.
Mr Bashiru from the ruling party will succeed Godiya Akwashiki as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs. Senator Akwashiki was the acting spokesperson following the removal of Ekiti Senator, Adebayo Adeyeye who was sacked by a court in November 2019.
NobleReporters recalls that a Court of Appeal, sitting in Kaduna replaced Mr Adeyeye with former minority leader, Senator Abiodun Olujimi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Although the ruling All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State immediately rejected the judgment, the opposition PDP applauded it as the restoration of the people’s mandate.
It should be noted that both senators contested Ekiti South Senatorial District seat in the February 23, 2019, National Assembly election.
According to the Senate President during Tuesday plenary, Mr Akwashiki from Nasarawa is now the chairman of the Senate Committee on Employment, Labour and Productivity while Biodun Olujimi (PDP, Ekiti) is named the chairman Senate Committee on Diaspora and Non-Governmental Organisations.