Thursday, May 9, 2013

Jonathan names Nnamani, Okiro heads of ICRC, PSC

ABUJA — PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, Wednesday, forwarded to the Senate, name of former Senate President, Ken Nnamani as Chairman, Governing Board of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, ICRC.

Ken-NnamaniAlso forwarded for approval was the name of former Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mike Okiro as Chairman, Police ServiceCommission, PSC.
In the letter addressed to Senate President David Mark, Jonathan also named former Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG, Yakubu Mohammed; Justice Olufunke Adekeye; Aisha Larai Tukur; Mrs Comfort Obi; Chief Torngee Gem Toranyiin and Dr. Otive Igbuzor as members of the Police Service Commission.
The letter read: ‘’Pursuant to the provisions of Section 154(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Government of Nigeria as amended, which states that appointments to the Police Service Commission shall be subject toconfirmation by the Senate, I write to forward the underlisted names for consideration as chairman and members of the commission.
‘’It is my hope that this will receive the usual kind expeditious consideration of the distinguished Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Okiro who retired as the Inspector General of Police, July 2010, will be taking over from the incumbent, Parry Osayande.
Also on the board of the ICRC the president is seeking the Senate’s approval for Mr Aminu Dikko, wife of Ken Saro Wiwa, Mrs Comfort Saro Wiwa; Engr. Janet Febisola Adeyemi; Mrs Yabawa Wabi; former Minister of State, FCT, Musa Elayo and Mr A.U. Kanu.
Jonathan also submitted the name of Emmanuel Adegboyega Aremo from the South-West geo-political zone as the Secretary nominee for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Mr. Adulphus Joe Ekpe’s name was also forwarded to the Senate forconfirmation as the Director-General, National Lottery Commission. If approved, he will replace Dr. Peter Igho.
Also yesterday, Jonathan forwarded to the Senate for approval, Justice K.M.O. Kekere-Ekun as Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, just as the letter read: “In conformity with Section 231, subsection (2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which gives the President powers to appoint a Justice of the Supreme Court acting on therecommendation of the National Judicial Council and subject to confirmationby the Senate, I hereby present the nomination of Hon. Justice K.M.O Kekere-Ekun for consideration by the Distinguished Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

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