Buhari sends list of NEDC governing board nominees to Senate for confirmation
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the names of nominees for the governing board of the North East Development Commission (NEDC) to the Senate for confirmation.
Garba Shehu, the president’s spokesman, said the request is contained in a letter addressed to Senate President Ahmed Lawan dated May 3.
“In accordance with the provision of Part 1, section 2(5)(b) of the North East Development Commission Establishment Act, 2017, I am pleased to present for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of 12 nominees as tabulated below, in the Governing Board of the North East Development Commission.
“The Senate is invited to note that the tenure of the current Governing Board of the North East Development Commission will end on 7th May, 2023,” the president said in the letter.
The nominees include: Bashir Bukar Baale, Chairman, (North East, Yobe); Suwaiba Idris Baba, Executive Director, Humanitarian Affairs, (North East, Taraba); Musa Yashi, Executive Director, Administration and Finance, (North East, Bauchi) and Dr Ismaila Maksha, Executive Director, Operations (North East, Adamawa).
Others are: Umar Hashidu, MD/CEO, (North East, Gombe); Grema Ali, member, (North East, Borno); Onyeka Gospel-Tony, member (South East); Hailmary Ogolo Aipoh, member (South-South) and retired Air Commodore Babatunde Akanbi, member (South West).
Other nominees include, Mustapha Ahmed Ibrahim, member, (North West); Hadiza Maina, member, (North Central) and a representative from the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.
Mr Shehu quoted the president as expressing hope that his request “will receive the usual expeditious consideration and confirmation of the Senate.”
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