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Buhari renews anti-graft war, seeks confirmation of Code of Conduct Bureau nominees

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, formally wrote to the Senate, to confirm Muhammed Isa and nine others as chairman and members of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

In a letter, which was read on the floor of the Senate by its President, Bukola Saraki, Buhari urged lawmakers to expedite action on their confirmation.

Isa, who is expected to head the Bureau, hails from Jigawa, North West. Others are Murtala Kankia – member, Katsina, North West; Emmanuel Attah – member, Cross River, South South; Danjuma Sado, member, Edo, South South; Obolo Opanachi, member, Kogi, North Central; and Ken Madaki Alkali, member Nasarawa, North Central.

Others are S.F. Ogundare, member, Oyo, South West; Ganiyu Hamzat, member, Ogun, South West; Sahad Abubakar, member, Gombe North East; and Vincent Nwanne, member, Ebonyi, South East.

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The letter read by Saraki notes: “In compliance with section 541 of the 1999 constitution as amended and in pursuant to sections 1(2) and 1(3) of the code of conduct bureau act LFN 2004, I write to request for the confirmation of the following nominees for appointment as chairman and members of the bureau.

“The curriculum vitae of the nominees are attached herewith. It is my hope that this Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will in their usual expeditious manner consider and confirm the nominees. Please accept Mr. Senate President, my assurances of my highest consideration.”

By Ehisuan Odia…

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