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Senate Confirms INEC REC, DG ICRC Ahead Of The Elections

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The Senate today confirmed the appointment of Mr. Monday Udo Tom as a Resident Electoral Commission of the Independent National Electoral Commission, and Chidi Kennedy Izuwah as Director-General of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission.

The senate which resumed yesterday was presided over by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu.

It had earlier received reports from Committee on INEC, Works, and considered it before the confirmation of the duo.

While congratulating Tom, Ekweremadu highlighted the importance of neutrality and independence of the electoral commission in the coming elections.

He said, “I would like to congratulate Elder Monday Udo Tom and I am glad that we are finally closing this chapter. This is very crucial at this point and if there are any issues regarding neutrality or independence, it is important that it is handled now as we are approaching the elections. All the Commissioners must do their best to ensure that we have a credible election.

“I just want to appeal that all parties involved, allow this to go on smoothly and let them do their jobs.”

Speaking after the confirmation of Izuwah, Ekweremadu said, “On behalf of the Senate, let me congratulate Engr. Chidi Kennedy Izuwah on this confirmation. I believe that, with the deficit of infrastructure in this country, this nomination will go a long way in ensuring that certain issues are addressed.

“We hope that this Commission lives up to our expectations. I wish him the best and I wish him success.”

Meanwhile Naija News reports that before its resumption, the senate has a list of issue waiting for it such as the  New Minimum Wage, 2019 budget, among others.


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