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Buhari Appoints Members of Federal Character Commission

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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
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