Buhari seeks Senate nod for 26 new appointments

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President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate for confirmation of 23 members of the National Population Commission, one National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, and two non-judicial practitioners as members of the Federal Judicial Service Commission.

The request, in separate letters, was read by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, shortly before the upper chamber adjourned plenary on Tuesday.

The NPC nominees are Nwanne Johnny Nwabuisi (Abia), Dr. Clifford T.O. Zirra (Adamawa), Mr Chidi Christopher Ezeoke (Anambra), Mr Isa Audu Buratai (Borno), Navy Captain Charles Iyam Ogwa (rtd) (Cross River), Mr Richard Odibo (Delta), Okereke Darlington Onuabuchi (Ebonyi), Mr A. D. Olusegun Aiyejina (Edo) and Mr Ejike Ezeh (Enugu).

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Others are Hon. Abubakar Mohammed Danburam (Gombe), Prof. Uba S.F. Nnabue (Imo), Dr Abdulmalik Mohammed Durunguwa (Kaduna), Sulaiman Ismaila Lawal (Kano), Prof. Jimoh Habibat Isah (Kogi), Dr Sa’adu Ayinla Alanamu (Kwara), Nasir Isa Kwarra (Nassarawa), Mr Aliyu Datti (Niger), Mrs Seyi Aderinokun Olusanya (Ogun), Dr Oladiran Garvey Iyantan (Ondo), Senator Mudashiru Oyetunde Hussain (Osun), Mrs Cecilia Arsun Dapoet (Plateau), Dr Ipalibo Harry (Rivers) and Sale S. Saany (Taraba).

The FJSC nominees are Senator Abba Ali (Katsina, North-West) and Mohammed Sagir (Niger, North-Central).

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The INEC nominee is Festus Okoye from Imo State representing the South-East.