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Senate rejects appointment of Buhari’s nominees, approves 22 others

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Senate rejects appointment of Buhari’s nominees, approves 22 others


The Nigerian Senate has on Thursday, October 11, approved the appointments of 22 nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Senator Yusuf Yusuf seconded that the Senate consider the report of the committee on national identity card and national population commission on the screening of twenty three (23) nominees for confirmation of appointment as commissioners for National Population Commission.

The Senate also rejected the nomination of one of the nominees over questionable West African Examination Council (WAEC).

The Senate said the nomination was rejected over concern on whether he took and passed WAEC.

According to Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, “Dr. Abdul Malik Mohammed Durnnguwa’s nomination was stood down due to questionable certificates.”

“When you have questionable certifications, it is the duty of the Committee to verify.”- Senator Ali Ndume, added.

On his part, Senator Gumel Abdullahi noted that “my concern is whether he took WAEC and passed.”

Consequently, the following people are confirmed as commissioners for the national population commission

1. Dr. Clifford T. O Zirra

2. Dr. Chidi Christopher Ezeoke mni

3. Barr. Isa Audu Buratai

4. Navy Captain Charles Iyam Ogwa

5. Okereke Darlington Onuabuchi

6. Mr. A.d. Olusegun Aiyejina

7. Ejike Ezeh

8. Hon. Abubakar Mohammed Danburam

9. Prof. Uba S. F. Nnabue

10. Suleiman Ismaila Lawal

11. Prof. Jimoh Habibat Isah

12. Dr. Sa’adu Ayinla Alanamu

13. Nasir Isa Kwarra

14. Barr. Aliyu Datti

15. Yeye (Mrs.) Seyi Adereinokun Olusanya

16. Prince (Dr.) Olanadiran Garvey Iyantan

17. Senator Mudasiru Oyetunde Hussain

18. Mrs. Cecillia Arsun Dapoet

19. Dr. Ipalibo Macdonald Harry

20. Sale S. Saany

21. Sir Richard Odibo

22. Nwanne Nwabuisi

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