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