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President seeks Senate’s approval for Shehu as RMAFC chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday urged the Senate to screen and confirm Alhaji Mohammed Bello Shehu for appointment as the Chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).

President Buhari’s request for the confirmation of Shehu was contained in a letter read at plenary by Senate President Ahmad Lawan.

The letter reads: “In accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, I am pleased to forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Mohammed Bello Shehu as the Chairman of Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission.

“It is my hope that the Senate will consider and confirm the nominee in the usual expeditious manner.”

Also, Lawan has forwarded President Buhari’s request to confirm the nomination of Joe Aniku Michael Ohiani for appointment as the substantive Director-General/CEO of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) to the Committee on Works.

Also forwarded was the President’s request for the confirmation of Umar Yahaya as Co-Chairman of the Governing Council of Unclaimed Funds to the Committee on Banking, Insurance, and Other Financial Institutions.

Both nominees are expected to appear before relevant committees for screening.

The respective committees were given two weeks to report back to the Senate in plenary.

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