*North-east Bill Gets Attention

OrderPaperToday – The senate has confirmed the appointment of Prof. Umaru Danbatta as Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

This is sequel to the receipt of a report of the Committee on Communications on the screening of Danbatta. His appointment was made by President Muhammadu Buhari in July.

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The Senate also received the report of its Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions on the screening of Mr. Ahmed Lawal for an appointment as Managing Director of Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

Lawal was accordingly confirmed by the senate. Others also confirmed for AMCON are Kola Ayeye, Eberechukwu Fortunate Uneze and Aminu Ismail as Executive directors.

The senate also passed bills for North East Development Commission; Frivolous Petition (prohibition); and National Youth Service Corps (Amendment ). All these bills passed first reading on the floor.

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