Buhari Returns To Abuja, Seeks Confirmation Of FJSC, AMCON, NDIC Nominees

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate requesting confirmation of two non-legal practitioners, Sen. Abba Ali from Katsina, representing North West and Mohammed Sagir from Niger, representing North Central as members of the Federal Judicial Service Commission.


In the letter read during plenary on Wednesday, the President said their nomination was in compliance with Section 154(1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

The President also requested for the confirmation of Mr Banir Adeyemi (SAN), as Chairman, Governing Board of Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), in compliance with Section 10(1) of the AMCON Act 2010.

Similarly, Buhari requested for the confirmation of Chairman and six members of the board of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), in compliance with Section 5(4) of the NDIC Act 2006.

The nominee for the chairmanship position is Olabode Mustapha from Ogun State, while members include Garba Buba from Bauchi; Bello Garba, Sokoto; Retired Brig.-Gen. Joseph Okoloagu, Enugu; Mustapha Mudashiru, Kwara; Festus Keyamo, Delta and Adewale Adeleke, Ondo.

In his remarks, the deputy president of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu referred the requests to relevant committees for further legislative actions.


Recall that President Buhari, on Wednesday evening, returned to Abuja after a three-day official visit to The Hague, Netherlands, where he delivered a Keynote Address at the 20th Anniversary of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Alhaji Bashir Ahmed, President Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, confirmed this development on his twitter page on Wednesday in Abuja.


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