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Buhari nominees confirmed as members of Judicial Service Commission

The Senate, on Wednesday, confirmed the nominations of Nnamonso Ekanem and Mahmoud Abubakar Magaji as members of the Federal Judicial Service Fee.

The nominees who’re from Akwa Ibom and Niger states are to characterize the south-south and north-central zones on the Fee, respectively.

The affirmation of each nominees adopted the consideration of a report by the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Authorized Issues.

Chairman of the Committee, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, in his presentation, mentioned their nominations had been made by President Muhammadu Buhari pursuant to Part 154, subsections (1) and (3) in conformity with Paragraph 12 (e) of the Third Schedule to the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

In response to the lawmaker, the nominees “are match and correct individuals for appointment as Members of the Federal Judicial Service Fee.”

He disclosed that there was no petition or opposed report in opposition to the nominees, including that, “report checks and different types of investigations by safety businesses didn’t reveal any destructive hint in opposition to them.”

Bamidele expressed satisfaction with the {qualifications}, expertise, competence and integrity of the nominees as Members of the Fee.

In a associated growth, the Senate has forwarded President Buhari’s request for the affirmation of 4 nominees as Commissioners for the Nigerian Electrical energy Regulatory Fee (NERC) to the Committee on Energy.

The nominees who’re to look earlier than the panel for screening embody Dr. Yusuf Ali (North Central), Engr. Chidi Ike (South East), Mr. Nathan Shatti (North East) and Mr. Dafe Akpeneye (South-South).

The Committee was given two weeks by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, to report again to the chamber in plenary.

In the meantime, the chamber, on Wednesday, stepped down the consideration of a report by the Committee on Aviation on the Nigerian Security Investigation Bureau (Institution) Invoice, 2021.

Chairman of the Committee, Senator Good Adeyemi, gave a presentation on the report.

The consideration of the report was, nevertheless, suspended halfway after the lawmakers recognized a “mix-up” within the Committee’s report on the invoice.

The movement for the report back to be stepped down was moved by the Deputy Whip, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (Niger North) and seconded by Ahmad Babba Kaita (Katsina North). Supply: DailyPost

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