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Buhari to Senate: Confirm nominees to EFCC board, upstream commission

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the senate to confirm five nominees to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) board.

This request was contained in a letter read by Senate President Ahmed Lawan on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.

The president based his request on section 2 (1) of the law establishing the anti-graft agency.

“In accordance with the provisions of Section 2 (1) of the EFCC establishment Act 2004, I hereby forward for confirmation by the Senate the under-listed nominees as board members of the EFCC,” he said.

“The nominees’ CVs are attached herewith.”

The nominees are George Abang (secretary), Lukman Mohammed, Anumba Adaeze, Bola Adesina and Yahaya Mohammed.

For the Upstream Regulatory Commission, Buhari premised his request on section 11 (3) of the Petroleum Industry Act.

“In accordance with the provision of Section 11(3) of the Petroleum Industry Act 2021, I hereby forward for confirmation by the senate the under listed nominees as board members for the Upstream Regulatory Commission,” he said.

“In order to fast-track the process of the establishment of the commission, the senate is rightly requested to confirm the nominees in the usual expeditious manner.”

The nominees are Isa Ibrahim Modibbo, Gbenga Komolafe, Hassan Gambo (executive commissioner finance and accounts) and Rose Udom.

The commander-in-chief also asked the upper legislative chamber to confirm Adare Ogbu (chairman), Sarki Auwalu and Abiodun Adeniyi as members of Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory.

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