Buhari nominates Eko, Augie as Supreme Court justices
Seeks confirmation of Egba, 18 others as NDDC board members
President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of Justices Ejembi Eko and Amina A. Augie to the Senate for confirmation as justices of the Supreme Court. In a letter addressed to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Buhari said the two nominees are from North-Central and North-West.
The letter reads in part: “In accordance with Section 231 sub-section (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As amended), I have the pleasure to forward for your confirmation the nomination of the two nominees as Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.”
In a similar development, President Buhari has formally sent the name of a former Senate Leader in the Seventh Senate, Victor Ndoma-Egba and 18 others as the Chairman and members of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
In the letter, the President pleaded with the Senate to give the request an expeditious consideration and confirmation of the NDDC board of directors’ nominees.
Besides Senator Egba who hails from Cross River State, Nsima Udo Ekere, who hails from Akwa Ibom State, is to serve as managing director. Adjogbe Ajenakevwe is to serve as executive director in charge of projects and hails from Delta State. Mene Ienyie Derek, executive director, who hails from Rivers State, is to head finance and administration.
Other board members are Donatus Enyinnah (Abia State), Frank Samuel George (Akwa Ibom State), Brambaifa Nelson (Bayelsa State), Sylvester Effefiom Nsa (Cross River State), Ogaga Ifowodo (Delta State), Uwuilekhue Saturday (Edo State) and Osita Bonaventure Izunaso (Imo State).
Olatokunbo Ayotunde Ajasin (Ondo State), Harry Iboroma Dabibi (Rivers State), Bernard Banfa (North-Central Zone), Yahaya Mohammed (North-East Zone), Mustapha Dankadai (North-West Zone), Igo Weli (Niger Delta region), Mahmoud Isa-Dutse (Federal Ministry of Finance) and Abdul-Kazeem Kasumi Bayero (Federal Ministry of Environment) were also on the list.The consideration and subsequent confirmation of the nominees will be done when the Senate resumes from its six-week break in September 2016.