Nigeria Senate on Tuesday confirmed Buhari’s nomination of appointment of members of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) after the screening report was submitted to the plenary.
Chairman of Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Patrick Ayo Akinyelure presented a report, stating that the nominees have been screened and found satisfactory.
He said there was need for immediate confirmation to enable CCB continue its work in line with the constitution, noting that the absence of members has created a ‘lacuna’ in the agency’s capacity to discharge its statutory responsibilities.
“That the Senate do receive and consider the report of the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions on the confirmation of the nomination for appointment as members of the Code of Conduct Bureau. ”
After his explanation, Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan called for confirmation, since there was no petition against any of the nominee.
The Committee of the whole thereafter confirmed the following: Barr. Benedict Umar – Anambra (Southeast), Hon. Ehiozuwa Johnson Agbonayinma – Edo (South-South), CP Olayinka Babatunde Balogun (rtd) – Ogun (South West).
The confirmation of CCB nominees came after the Senate resumed session from one month break following Committees’ debates on the 2021 budget.