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Only 13 Executive Nominees Have Been Rejected in two years,” Says Senate President

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Only 13 Executive Nominees Have Been Rejected in two years,” Says Senate President

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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, today revealed that since the 8th Senate was inaugurated in June 2015, it has confirmed 227 out of 240 nominees that it has received from the Executive.

Speaking after the confirmation of Hon. Ibrahim Rufai Imam, as the new Grand Khadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal, President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki said:

“Let me on behalf of the entire Senate congratulate the new Grand Khadi, Sharia Court of Appeal, Hon. Ibrahim Rufai Imam and wish him a successful tenure. I hope that he continues to play his role in the judiciary.

“So far, we have treated about 240 confirmations here in the Senate, of which 227 have been affirmative and only 13 have been negative.

“Sometimes, we get the impression that this Senate tends to say more ‘No’ than ‘Yes.’ But these numbers today show the level of cooperation that we will continue to give the executive.”

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