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Breaking: Buhari Makes Another Crucial Appointment, Seeks Senate Confirmation


President Muhammadu Buhari has written formally to the National Assembly seeking the confirmation of Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi. This Day reports that Abdullahi, who has been in the acting capacity, would now become a substantive Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. 


VAM News gathered that the president made the request in a release on Thursday, April 1, by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina. 

     


President Muhammadu Buhari Adesina said the president was making the request pursuant to section 256 (1) of the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria (as amended). 


 In the letter dated April 1, 2021, President Buhari urged the upper legislative chamber to do the confirmation, “in the usual expeditious manner.” 


Meanwhile, voiceairmedia.com had previously reported that President Buhari asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of Salamatu Suleiman as the chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). It was reported that Buhari also sought the red chamber’s nod for 15 others including Beatrice JD. Agba and Soni Daniel, among others as members. 


The president, according to a letter read on the floor by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, said the appointments were in pursuant to section 2 (3) of the NHRC Act as amended. 


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