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Jonathan seeks senate's confirmation of EFCC secretary, members

24 April 2013, 07:59

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday forwarded a request for the Senate to confirm the appointment of a new secretary and board members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The request is contained in a presidential letter read by the Senate President, Chief David Mark, on the floor of the Senate.

Jonathan said the request was in accordance with the provisions of the EFCC Act, 2004.

The nominees include Mr Michael Ebong (South South); Mr Uwasomba Udochukwu, (South East); Mr Emmanuel Obitolu, (North Central); Dr Ismaila Dukku, (North East) and Mr Adesojo Olaoba-Efuntayo (South West) as Secretary.

The president in a another letter, forwarded to the Senate, the names of Hajiya Fatima Kwaku and Mr Olumuyiwa Akinboro for confirmation as members of the Federal Judicial Service Commission.

The letter read: "Section 154 sub-sections (1) and (3) and Paragraph 12 (e) of Part 1 to the Third Schedule of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, provided for the appointment of two persons, each of whom has been qualified to practise as legal practitioners in Nigeria, for a period of not less than 15 years, from a list of not less than four persons so qualified and recommended by the Nigeria Bar Association."

He expressed hope that the request would receive the "usual expeditious consideration and confirmation of the distinguished senators".



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