Buhari urges Senate to confirm NCC, FJSC nominees

18/01/2022 5:19:00 PM

Buhari urges Senate to confirm NCC, FJSC nominees

Buhari urges Senate to confirm NCC, FJSC nominees

The Senate on Tuesday received a request to confirm the nomination of Professor Mansur Auwalu Bindawa as Non-Executive Commissioner of the Nigerian

Communications Commission.Published 16 January 2022 Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, has called on the National Assembly and the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.He said, “Distinguished Colleagues, Political activities leading to 2023 general elections have already started.In December, President Muhammadu Buhari declined assent to the bill over some concerns.

The request was contained in a letter dated January 10, 2022, and read on the floor by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during the plenary.President Buhari in the letter explained that the request was made pursuant to the provision of Section 8(1) of the Nigerian Communications Act.Jega made this known at the Citizens Town Hall Meeting organised by Yiaga Africa, on Sunday.In another letter dated January 4, 2022, President Buhari requested the chamber to confirm the nominations of Nnamonso Ekanem (Akwa-Ibom) and Mahmud Abubakar Magaji (Niger) as members of the Federal Judicial Service Commission.“My Distinguished Colleagues, before we went on the recess, we considered and passed the Appropriation Bill on 22nd of December, 2021.Ekanem and Magaji are expected to represent the South-South and North-Central zones, respectively.He lamented that the commission has a short period to put a lot of its mechanisms together for the conduct of the elections.The letter reads in part: “In accordance with the provision of Section 154 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigerians (as amended), I hereby present for confirmation by the Senate, the following two (2) names of members of Federal Judicial Service Commission, who have been appointed in consultation with the council of State.“It is very important to set this in context.

” Related Topics:.INEC made 36 recommendations in the new electoral bill.“Distinguished Colleagues, I once again commend the Senate, indeed the National Assembly and the Executive arm of Government for working tirelessly to maintain the instituted January to December budget cycle.

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