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Buhari writes Senate, seeks confirmation of Mohammed Bello as RMAFC Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate, seeking for the screening and subsequent confirmation of Mohammed Bello Shehu as the Chairman of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).

The President’s letter of request was read during plenary on Wednesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

The letter read, “In accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I am pleased to forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Mohammed Bello Shehu, as the Chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission.

“His CV is attached herewith.

“It is my hope that the Senate will consider and confirm the nominee in the usual expeditious manner.”

Lawan also forwarded Buhari’s request to confirm the nomination of Joe Aniku Michael Ohiani for appointment as the Substantive Director-General/CEO for the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) to the Senate Committee on Works.

Also forwarded was the President’s request for the confirmation of Umar Yahaya as the Co-Chairman of the Governing Council of Unclaimed Funds to the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions.

The respective Committees were given two weeks to report back to the Senate in plenary.