Buhari Writes Senate, Demands Confirmation Of Agency Heads
President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate requesting the confirmation of Mohammed Bello Shehu as Chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMFAC).
Buhari’s request was contained in a letter read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, at plenary on Wednesday.
The letter reads, “In accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I am pleased to forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Mohammed Bello Shehu, as the Chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission.
“It is my hope that the Senate will consider and confirm the nominee in the usual expeditious manner.”
In a related development, the Senate also received a formal request from President Buhari, to confirm the nomination of Joe Aniku Michael Ohiani for appointment as Substantive Director-General/CEO for the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) to the Committee on Works.
Also forwarded was the President’s request for the confirmation of Umar Yahaya as Co-Chairman of the Governing Council of Unclaimed Funds to the Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions.
Both nominees are expected to appear before the relevant Committees for screening.
The respective Committees were given two weeks to report back to the Senate in plenary.