The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions has cleared President Muhammadu Buhari’s Nominees for appointment as members of Code of Conduct Bureau.
Leading five other members of the Committee during the screening exercise, Senator Ayo Akinyelure, representing Ondo Central and Senate Committee Chairman on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions read President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter, which was earlier written to the Senate.
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 write to forward, for confirmation by the Senate, the under listed names of five (5) persons, for appointment as members of Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB)”.
Akinyelure, while dismissing a petition written against two of the nominees said, “I found these nominees worthy of their nomination and I hereby dismiss the frivolous petition against two of them,”
The nominees who were cleared by the Committee are Murtala Kankia (Katsina), Zephaniah Bulus (Nasarawa), Faroug Umar (Yobe), a former Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Abdulsalam Taofiq Olawale (Ondo) and Prof. Juwayriya Badamasiuy (Kogi).
Akinyelure who eulogized the virtues of President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing these men and woman of integrity as members of CCB, said, “Mr. President has fulfilled all constitutional rights in appointing these calibers of Nigerians and I believe they will deliver in their mandate,” Akinyelure concludes.