By Halima Babali
President Muhammadu Buhari has transmitted to the Senate, a correspondence requesting the confirmation of five nominees to fill vacant positions at the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) as commissioners.
The President's request which was contained in a letter dated September 28, 2021, which was read during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.
In a statement by the Special Assistant to the Senate President on Media, Ezrel Tabiowo, the President in the letter explained premised his request on the provision of Section 3(6) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.
The nominees for confirmation include: Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, Ekiti (South-West); Mrs. Anne Otelafu Odey, Cross River (South-South); Alh. Goni Ali Gujba, Yobe (North-East); Dr. Louis Solomon Mandama, Adamawa (North-East); and Senator Anthony O. Agbo, Ebonyi (South-East).
In a related development, President Buhari in a second letter requested the upper chamber to confirm the appointment of Engr. Mohammed Sanni Baba as Federal Commissioner for Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission representing Bauchi State.
According to the President, the request to confirm the nominee was made in accordance with the provision of Section 154(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).