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Senate receives Buhari’s request to confirm Ministerial nominee, NPC Commissioners

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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Senate on Tuesday received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm the nomination of Mu’azu Jaji Sambo from Taraba State as Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The confirmation request was contained in a letter dated December 8, 2021, and read on the floor during the start of plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 

President Buhari, in the letter explained that the request was made in accordance with Section 147(2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended). 

In another letter dated December 10, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari sought the confirmation of the appointment of five nominees as Commissioners for the National Population Commission (NPC). 

The letter reads in part, “In accordance with the provision of Section 154 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), I hereby forward for confirmation, by the Senate, the under-listed nominees as Commissioners in the National Population Commission.”

The nominees are Engineer Benedict Ukpong (Akwa Ibom), Mrs. Gloria Izonfo (Bayelsa), Barr. Patricia O. Inyanya Kupuchi (Benue), Dr. Bala Haliru (Kebbi) and Dr. Eyitayo Oyetunji (Oyo).

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