Senate Withholds Confirmation Of Three Buhari Appointees

Three of the ten names President Muhammadu Buhari sent for confirmation as board members of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) was withheld by the Senate on Wednesday.

President Buhari had written the Senate in November, 2017, requesting their confirmation into the CCB board.

While seven of the nominees scaled through the confirmation process, Mr Vincent Nwanne (Ebonyi) and Ganiyu Hamzat (Ogun) were not confirmed because they failed to present their certificates for scrutiny.

The Senate outrightly rejected the nomination of Mr Danjuma Sado (Edo) for not meeting the required age of fifty for the appointment.

Those confirmed by the Senate followed a report submitted by Chairman of the committee on ethics, privileges and public petitions, Sam Anyanwu.

Senator Anyanwu said of those rejected: “Hon. Ganiyu Hamzat and Dr. Vincent Nwanli failed to show up and present their credentials for the screening.”

Congratulating the seven appointees confirmed, Senate President Bukola Saraki said, “We hope that they will continue to play key roles in the Bureau and I wish them all a successful tenure.”

Below are the confirmed CCB nominees:

I. Muhammed Isa – chairman, Jigawa, north-west

II. Murtala Kankia – member, Katsina, north-west

III. Emmanuel Attah – member, Cross River, south-south

IV. Obolo Opanachi – member, Kogi, north-central

V. Ken Madaki Alkali – member Nasarawa, north-central

VI. S. F Ogundare – member, Oyo, south-west

VII. Sahad Abubakar – member, Gombe north-east

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