President Muhammadu Buhari has replaced a former House of Representative member, Tobias Okwuru, who was named as a member of the Federal Character Commission board two months after his death.
The appointment of the late Okwuru alongside 37 others was contained in a letter Buhari sent to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation on April 28, 2020.
But in a letter on Tuesday, Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, said Buhari had requested the replacement of four nominees including Okwuru.
He said, “In compliance with the provision of section 156(1) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, I write to request for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of the following four nominees as members of the Federal Character Commission as replacement of my earlier submission for Delta, Ebonyi, Lagos and Nasarawa states,” the President’s letter read.
Aside Okwuru, those replaced are Moses A (Delta), Afamefuna Osi (Ebonyi), Wasiu Kayode (Lagos) and Alakayi Mamman (Nasarawa).