President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed 38 persons to the board of the Federal Character Commission (FCC).
A letter from the president to the Senate leadership on Tuesday, conveyed the list of new appointees. The president asked the senate to confirm the new members of the FCC in accordance with Section 154 (1) of the constitution as amended.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan read the president’s letter on the floor of the Senate.
“In compliance with the provision of section 154 (1) of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended, I write to request for confirmation by the senate for 38 nominees as chairman and members of the Federal Character Commission,” the letter read.
The comes roughly two months after the senate asked Buhari to reconstitute the FCC board.
For some time, the Agency has had only one commissioner instead of the thirty-seven stipulated by law. The lone serving commissioner Abdullahi Halidu Shinkafi, has retired.
The list of new appointees are:
Muheeba Dankaka, Chairperson Henry Ogbulogo Salihu Bella Obonganwan Dorah Ebong lbeabuchi Uche Mohammad Tijjani Tonya G. Okio Silas Mfa Madkpah Abba Ali Monguno Nsor Atamgba Alims Agoda Tobias Chukwuemeka lmuetinyan Festus, Sesan Fatoba Ginika Florence Tor Hamza Mohammad Diogu Uche Lawan Ya’u Roni Hadlza Usman Muazu Muhammad Awwal Na’lya Lawal Garba Abubakar Atiku Bunu Idris Bello Daniel James Kola Are Bolaji Nasir Kwarra Suleiman Barau Said Abiodun Akinlade Olufemi Lawrence Omosanya Adeoye Abdulrazak Olalekan Adeniyi Olowofela Stephen A Jings Wokocha Augustine Abdullahi Aminu Tafida Armaya’u Dauda Abubakar Jibril Maigari Saul Garba Adamu Muhammad Sidi-Ali