President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Mr Muazu Sambo as a minister-designate from Taraba State. He is to replace the sacked minister of Power, Sale Mamman. Recall that Mr. Mamman was sacked alongside Sabo Nanono Ex Minister of Agriculture in September, 2021.
Buhari’s letter seeking the confirmation of the nominee was read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan at the commencement of plenary on Tuesday.
Buhari also asked the Red Chamber to confirm the nominations of National Commissioners and Resident Electoral Commissioner of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The nominees are: Malam Mohammed Haruna (Niger) North Central – National Commissioner; Mrs May Agbamuche Mbu (Delta) – National Commissioner; Okeagu Kenneth Nnamdi (Abia) South East National Commissioner; Maj. Gen. A.B. Alkali (retd.) (Adamawa), North East, National Commissioner.
Other are: Engr. Prof. Rada H. Gumus (Bayelsa), South South, National Commissioner; Mr. Sam Olumeku (Ondo) South West, National Commissioner; Olaniyi Olaleye Ijalaye (Ondo) South West, Resident Electoral Commissioner.
Buhari also requested the Senate to confirm nominees for National Population Commission (NPC) commissioners.
They are: Engr Benedict Opong (Akwa Ibom); Mrs Gloria Izofor Mni; Barr. Mrs Patricia O. Iyayan Kuchi (Benue), Dr. Bala Haliru (Kebbi) and Dr Iyatayo Oyetunbi (Oyo).