The Senate has moved for the confirmation of some members of the governing board of the North East Development Commission, as requested by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
This is coming about a week after the president wrote the senate to request the confirmation of the NEDC board members.
Tinubu’s letter was read on the floor of the plenary on Wednesday, July 19, by the Senate President, GodsWill Akpabio.
According to the Senate’s Order Paper seen by Premium Politics, dated Tuesday, July 25, the executive communication from the President had 11 nominees for confirmation and three main motions moved by the Senate.
The names of those to be confirmed into the Board include General Paul Tarfa (Rtd) as the Chairman from North East (Adamawa), Hon Gambo Maikomo as a member from North East (Taraba), Abdullahi Abbas as a member from North West (Kano), and Trav Stephen Aondoana as a member from North Central (Benue).
Others include Chief Mutlu Lawal-Are as a member from South West (Lagos), Hon. Samuel Ifeanyi Onuigbo as a member from South East (Abia), Frank Achinike Owhor as a member from South South (Rivers), Mohammed Goni Alkali as the Managing Director from North East (Borno), Musa Yashi as the Executive Director Humanitarian Affairs from North East (Bauchi), Ahmed Abdulsalam Yahaya as the Executive Director (OPS) from North East (Gombe), and Dr Abubakar Garba Iliya as the Executive Director Admin and Finance from North East (Yobe).
As seen in the document sighted by this publication, the motions that were moved by the house include “Need to Halt the Proposed Increase in Electricity Tariff by Eleven Successor Electricity Distribution Companies (Discos); Sponsored by: Sen. Akintunde, Yunus Abiodun (Oyo Central), Co-Sponsors: Sen. Asage Epong Cross Rizer South) and Sen. Abbas, Aminu Iya (Adamama Central)
“Need to Investigate the Incessant and Nefarious Acts of Crude Oil Thefts in the Niger Delta and the Actors; Sponsored by: Sen. Nwoko Ned Munir (Delta North)
“Urgent Need to Lift the Restriction Order placed on Supply of Fuel to Border Communities; Sponsored by: Sen Olamilekan Adeola Solomon (Ogun West).”