Breaking: Senate rejects appointment of Buhari’s nominee over questionable WAEC certificate, approve 22 others


The Nigerian Senate has on Thursday, October 11, approved the appointments of 22 nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari.  reports that Senator Yusuf Yusuf seconded that the Senate consider the report of the committee on national identity card and national population commission on the screening of twenty three (23) nominees for confirmation of appointment as commissioners for National Population Commission. The Senate also rejected the nomination of one of the nominees over questionable West African Examination Council (WAEC).


The Senate said the nomination was rejected over concern on whether he took and passed WAEC. According to Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, “Dr. Abdul Malik Mohammed Durnnguwa’s nomination was stood down due to questionable certificates.” “When you have questionable certifications, it is the duty of the Committee to verify.”- Senator Ali Ndume, added. On his part, Senator Gumel Abdullahi noted that “my concern is whether he took WAEC and passed.” Consequently, the following people are confirmed as commissioners for the national population commission

  1. Dr. Clifford T. O Zirra
  2. Dr. Chidi Christopher Ezeoke mni
  3. Barr. Isa Audu Buratai
  4. Navy Captain Charles Iyam Ogwa
  5. Okereke Darlington Onuabuchi
  6. Mr. A.d. Olusegun Aiyejina
  7. Ejike Ezeh
  8. Hon. Abubakar Mohammed Danburam
  9. Prof. Uba S. F. Nnabue
  10. Suleiman Ismaila Lawal
  11. Prof. Jimoh Habibat Isah
  12. Dr. Sa’adu Ayinla Alanamu
  13. Nasir Isa Kwarra
  14. Barr. Aliyu Datti
  15. Yeye (Mrs.) Seyi Adereinokun Olusanya
  16. Prince (Dr.) Olanadiran Garvey Iyantan
  17. Senator Mudasiru Oyetunde Hussain
  18. Mrs. Cecillia Arsun Dapoet
  19. Dr. Ipalibo Macdonald Harry
  20. Sale S. Saany
  21. Sir Richard Odibo
  22. Nwanne Nwabuisi had reported that despite the grudges between the senators of the All Progressives Congress and their colleagues in the Peoples Democratic Party, the lawmakers are working together to hasten the process of approving the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s budget. Nigeria Latest News: Is the NASS Leadership Still Capable of Leading Nigeria? |

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