President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the spokesman for his 2019 presidential election campaign, Mr. Festus Keyamo representing Delta State and six others as members of the governing board of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC).
The senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki, revealed this today in Abuja while reading the executive communication from the president at the plenary in which he (the president) sought legislative approval for the appointments.
In the executive communication , the other nominee are Olabode Mustapha (chairman, Ogun State), Garba Buba (member, Bauchi State), Bello Garba (member, Sokoto State), Joseph Okalogu (member, Enugu State), Mustapha Mudashiru (member, Kwara State), and Adewale Adeleke (member, Ondo State).
The letter reads: “In compliance with section 5 (4) of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Act 2006, it is my pleasure to forward to the distinguished Senate the under listed nominees for confirmation as chairman and members of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation. Their CVs are attached.
“It is my hope distinguished Senate will consider and confirm the nominees in the usual expeditious manner. Please accept Mr. Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”
In another letter, President Buhari asked the lawmakers to confirm Ateru Madami as the Resident Electoral Commissioner representing Niger State at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Madami was nominated to replace the candidate earlier rejected by the lawmakers.
The letter also reads: “It will be recalled that the Senate had earlier rejected the initial nominee on the grounds that he hails from the same Local Government Area and Senatorial district with a serving National Commissioner.
“While thanking the distinguished Senate immensely and anticipation of the early consideration and confirmation of the appointment, please accept the assurances of my highest consideration.”