Jonathan asks Senate to confirm new Secretary, members of EFCC

By JOSEPH ERUNKE

ABUJA—PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, Tuesday, forwarded the nomination of new secretary and members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to the Senate for confirmation.

The President equally asked the Senate to confirm Hajia Fatima Kwaku and Mr Olumuyiwa Akinboro as members of the Federal Judicial Service Commission.

In a letter dated April 11, and addressed to the Senate President, David Mark, President Jonathan named Mr Adesojo O. Olaoba-Efuntayo, from South West as the new secretary of the EFCC just as he named other members as Barrister Michael Ebong from South South, Mr Uwasomba Udochukwu, from South East, Mr Emmanuel O. Ibitolu from North Central and Dr Ismaila Mohammed Dukku, from North East.

He said his action was based on Section 2 (1) (a) and (b) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act,2004, which he noted, provides for the appointment of the chairman and members of the commission.

In another letter asking the upper legislative chamber to confirm the two nominees of the Federal Judicial Service Commission, the president said he acted based on Section 154 sub-sections (1) and (3) and Paragraph 12 (e) of Part 1 to the Third Schedule of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended.

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