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Senate clears Olofintuyi to represent three States

2015-04-15 20:27
President Goodluck Jonathan, flanked by National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Muhammad Sani Sidi (at his right) and Governor of Borno State Kashim Shettima at (center of the picture), gestures as he speaks to internal displaced people from Bag ~ OLATUNJI OMIRIN

Abuja - The Senate has approved the appointment of Ambassador Toye Olofintuyi as a member of the Federal Civil Service Commission to represent Edo, Ekiti and Ondo States.

The approval follows the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on the Establishment and Public Service on the screening of Olofintuyi.

Senator Alosius Etok presented the report.

Leading the debate on the report, Senator Ahmed Lawal kicked against the appointment of Etok or someone with political party affiliation into such s position. He argued that people with party affiliation might be partisan in performing their duties.

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However, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, argued that officials without party affiliation were not qualified to hold such position.

He said one the criteria to qualify for the appointment is a membership of political party.

In his contribution, Senator Kunle Boluwaji said Olofintuyi had high integrity and honour.

When Senate President, David Mark put the matter to voting, Senators unanimously approved the appointment.

Mark subsequently congratulated Toye Olofintuyi and urges him to represent the states sincerely. 


- CAJ News
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