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PRESIDENT BUHARI SEEKS CONFIRMATION OF PROF. MAHMOOD YAKUBU

The Senate has received executive communication requesting the confirmation of Professor Mahmood Yakubu as INEC chairman for a Second time.

The request in line with Section 154 Sub- section 1 of the 1999 constitution of the federal Government of Nigeria as amended seeks Senate’s approval of the appointment of Professor Mahmood ‘s appointment for a final term.


The President also requested the Confirmation of the appointment of Seven nominees as Chairman and members of the National commission for persons with disabilities with Hussaini Kangiwa as Chairman, Names of Eight nominees were also presented for confirmation as governing council of the hydro power producing areas with Joseph Torfa as Chairman and Umaru Aminu as full time commissioners representing the North West in Pension Commission.


Senate has called on the federal government to set up a panel to visit structures destroyed innall states during the Ensars protest and give the states 1 % VAT to assist them rebuild the structures.

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