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Senate suspends confirmation of nominees.

Senate suspends confirmation of nominees over Magu

The Senate has suspended the confirmation of all nominees from the executive until all issues of confirmation as contained in the constitution are adhered to.

The Senate took this position following a point of order by Senator AHMED SANI, when a letter from the Acting President, asking the Senate to confirm the nomination of LANRE GBAJABIAMILA as Chairman of the National Lottery Commission, was read by Senate President , BUKOLA SARAKI, at the plenary.

Senator SANI drew the attention of the lawmakers to a remark made by OSINBAJO that the Senate has no powers to confirm nominees apart from ministerial and ambassadorial nominees.

The Acting President made the remark after the Senate rejected the confirmation of Acting EFCC Chairman, IBRAHIM MAGU.

While strongly condemning OSINBAJO for the comment, the lawmakers say they would no longer entertain any request for confirmation of any nominee until the Acting President respects the rejection of IBRAHIM MAGU.

On his part, Human rights lawyer, WAHAB SHITTU, said this is not the time for the Senate to engage in unproductive venture with the Executive.

 

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