A social group, the Human and Environmental Developmental Agenda (HEDA) has asked the National Assembly to commence the confirmation process of nominees submitted by President MUHAMMADU BUHARI or risk legal action.
Its Chairman, Mr. OLANREWAJU SURAJU, in a petition sent to the Senate President, Dr. BUKOLA SARAKI, said the failure of the senate to screen and confirm nominees from the executive was undermining governance and frustrating the ongoing fight against corruption in the country.
HEDA, a non-governmental organisation, voiced concern in the petition over the failure of the senate to discharge its constitutional duty with respect to confirmation of political appointees nominated by the executive to administer strategic institutions responsible for governance, economy, development and anti-corruption agenda of the government.
Mr. SURAJU said that newspaper headlines are speculating the connection of political motives between the senate and the presidency being responsible for senate’s deliberate withholding of the confirmation of about 60 nominees from the president.
It would be recalled that the National Assembly decided to stop confirmation of nominees from the Executive until the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, IBRAHIM MAGU is removed from office.