President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called on the Senate to vet and approve the nominations of five individuals for director positions on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) board.
Tinubu made the call on Tuesday with a formal request written in form of a letter addressed to Senate President Godswill Akpiabio, which was read during the plenary session on the same day.
In the letter, Tinubu cited the relevant sections of the Central Bank of Nigeria Establishment Act, 2007, as the basis for his recommendation. The nominees listed for confirmation include Robert Agbide, Ado Wanga, Muritala Sagaley, Urom Eke, and Olayinka Aliyu.
Expressing confidence in the Senate’s swift consideration, Tinubu conveyed his highest regards to the distinguished Senate President in appreciation of all his previous achievements.
Following the reading of the letter, Akpiabio referred the matter to the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance, and Other Financial Institutions for thorough legislative scrutiny. The committee is tasked with reporting back to the plenary within four weeks.
Additionally, Tinubu submitted another letter seeking the Senate’s approval for the appointment of Mr. Hamidu Rahim as Commissioner for the National Population Commission (NPC), representing Osun State. This request, Tinubu explained, aligns with the provisions outlined in Section 154 subsection 1 of the 1999 Constitution (As Amended).
Upon receiving this second request, Senate President Akpiabio referred the matter to the Senate Committee on National Population and National Identity for further legislative review. The committee is expected to report back to the plenary within one week. Reports on all appointment cases is expected to be resolved in weeks.