Buhari seeks Senate’s approval to make Keyamo, others NDIC board members



President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter read by Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki, Tuesday, has asked the Senate to confirm seven nominees for the board of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC).

Festus Keyamo, SAN

The letter read on the floor of the red chamber had the names of Festus Keyamo, Olabode Akeem Mustapha, Garba Buba, Bello Garba, Joseph OJ Okalogu, Mustapha Adewale Mudashiru and Adewale Adeleke.

According to Senate President “In compliance with section 5 (4) of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Act 2006, it is my pleasure to forward to distinguished senate the under listed nominees for confirmation as chairman and members of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation. Their CVs are attached,”

Also in another letter, Buhari sought the confirmation of Ateru Garba Madami as the resident electoral commissioner (REC) representing Niger state.

“In accordance with the provision of section 154(1) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, I write to forward to the senate the name of Ateru Garba Madami for confirmation as a replacement for resident electoral commissioner representing Niger state. The CV of the nominee is attached herewith,” the letter read.

“It would be recalled that the senate had earlier rejected the initial nominee on the ground that he hails from the same local government area and senatorial district with a serving national commissioner.”


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