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Buhari seeks Senate’s confirmation of HYPADEC, Disabilities Commission nominees

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Buhari seeks Senate's confirmation of HYPADEC, Disabilities Commission nominees

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded to the Senate for confirmation, his nominees as the chairman and members of the Governing Council of Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission, HYPADEC and National Commission for Persons with Disabilities.
The requests were contained in separate letters read on the floor during plenary by the Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan.
In a letter dated November 12, 2020, the President requested the upper legislative chamber to confirm the nomination of Ityav Joseph Terfa as the chairman of HYPADEC.
According to him, the request was made pursuant to Section 3(2) of the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission Act.
Also to be confirmed are: Abubakar Sadiq Yelwa (Kebbi) as Managing Director; Alh. Isa Ozi Salami (Kogi) as member; Taoheed Daud Toyin (Kwara – member); Hon. Mikail A. Bmitosahi (Niger – member); Saleh Mohammed Galadima Kanam (Plateau – member); Engr. Aminu Muhammed Ganda (Sokoto – member); and Chief Utum Eteng (Cross River – member).
In another letter dated November 5, 2020, the President also requested the confirmation of seven nominees as chairman and members of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities.
The letter reads: “In accordance with the provision of Section 32(2) of the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2019, O write to present for confirmation by the Senate, the following seven (7) nominees s Chairman and members of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities.”
The nominees listed include: Hon. Dr. Hussaini Suleiman Kangiwa, Chairman (North West); Oparakau Onyejelam Jaja (South East); Philomena Isioma Konwea (South South); Omopariola Busuyi Oluwasola (South West); Amina Rahma Audu (North West); Mrs. Esther Andrew Awu (North Central); and Abba Audu Ibrahim (North East).
In a related development, President Buhari in a third letter requested the Senate to confirm the nomination of Umaru Farouk Aminu as full-time Commissioner representing the North-West geopolitical zone in the National Pension Commission, PENCOM.
The request, according to the President, was in meeting with the provision of Section19(3) of the Pension Reforms Act, 2014.
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