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Senate gets President’s nominees for EFCC, petroleum regulatory boards

By Terhemba Daka and John Akubo, Abuja
22 September 2021   |   3:53 am
President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate to confirm appointments of the secretary and board members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Senate President Ahmed Lawan. Photo: TWITTER/DRAHMADLWAN/TOPEBROWN

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate to confirm appointments of the secretary and board members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Also billed for confirmation are Chairman, Chief Executive and Executive Commissioners for the Upstream Regulatory Commission in addition to Chairman, Chief Executive and Executive Directors for the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority.

In the letters to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Buhari said he was acting in accordance with the provisions of the different laws governing the establishments.

Nominees for the EFCC board are George Abang Ekpungu (Secretary) (Cross River); Lukman Muhammed (Edo), Anumba Adaeze (Enugu), Alhaji Kola Raheem Adesina (Kwara) and Alhaji Yahaya Muhammad (Yobe).

For the upstream Regulatory Commission, Isa Ibrahim Modibbo is nominated as Chairman; Gbenga Komolafe, Chief Executive; Hassan Gambo, Executive Commissioner, Finance and Accounts and Rose C. Ndong, Executive Commissioner, Exploration and Acreage Management.

Chairman-nominee of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority is Idaere Gogo Ogan; Sarki Auwalu, Chief Executive; Abiodun A. Adeniji, Executive Director, Finance and Accounts and Ogbugo Ukoha, Executive Director, Distributions Systems, Storage and Retail Infrastructure.

The President Buhari urged the Senate to consider and confirm the nominees in an expeditious manner, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, yesterday.