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Buhari nominates Sambo to replace sacked minister

OrderPaperToday – President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Mr. Muazu Sambo as a minister-designate from Taraba State.

Mr. Sambo is replacing the former Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, who was sacked in September, along with Sabo Nanono, ex-agriculture minister.

Buhari’s letter seeking the confirmation of the nominee was read by the Senate President Ahmad Lawan at the commencement of plenary on Tuesday.

Similarly, President Buhari has reappointed Malam Mohammed Haruna (Niger) and Mrs. May Agbamuche Mbu (Delta) as National Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Both nominees are to represent north-central and south-south geopolitical zones of the country respectively in the leadership of the electoral body.

Buhari also nominated Okeagu Kenneth Nnamdi (Abia) – South East; Maj. Gen. A.B. Alkali (retd.) (Adamawa)- North East; Prof. Rada H. Gumus (Bayelsa) – South South; Mr. Sam Olumeku (Ondo) – South west as  National Commissioners while Olaniyi Olaleye Ijalaye (Ondo) – South West, as Resident Electoral Commissioner.

Buhari, in a letter addressed to the Senate President, asked the Red Chamber to confirm the nominees “in the usual expeditious manner.”

Buhari also requested the Senate to confirm nominees for National Population Commission (NPC) commissioners.

They are: Engr. Benedict Opong (Akwa Ibom); Mrs. Gloria Izofor; Barr. Mrs. Patricia O. Iyayan Kuchi (Benue); Dr. Bala Haliru (Kebbi) and Dr. Eyitayo Oyetunji (Oyo).

Ojochenemi Onje-James
Ojochenemi Onje-James
Ojochenemi Onje-James is a research writer and journalist with years of proven footprints in areas of crime and politics. She has M.Sc in International Relations and Strategic Studies; and B.Sc in Mass Communication.
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