The Senate has asked the nominated Director General of National Lottery Commission, Mr. LANRE GBAJABIAMILA, to stay away from office until his appointment is confirmed by the Senate.
Senate President, BUKOLA SARAKI, gave the order after listening to the Senate Leader, Senator AHMED LAWAN on alleged assumption of duty by Gbajabiamila without Senate approval.
Lawan said that the DG agreed that he assumed duty without Senate confirmation apparently in error.
In his ruling, SARAKI commended the Senate leader for acting promptly on a point of order raised by Senator Dino MELAYE on Wednesday.
MELAYE had on Wednesday told the Senate that President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has appointed a DG for the National Lottery Commission who has assumed duty without Senate confirmation.