President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the nomination of Engineer Ahmed Kadi Amshi from Yobe State, North-East Nigeria, as the Chairman of the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC).
Naija News reports that the nomination of Engineer Amshi was contained in a request letter the President forwarded to the Nigerian Senate which was read on the floor of the Red Chamber by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday, December 17.
In the request letter, President Buhari asked the Senate to approve the appointment of Amshi and other members of the Commission.
The President also asked the Nigerian Senate to confirm the appointments of two additional nominees as members of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) in the letter.
According to the letter read by Lawan during plenary, members of the NASC include Babagana Modu (Borno – North East), Senator Abubakar Tutare, Taraba- North-East), Hakeem Akamo (Lagos – South West), Tunrayo Akintomide (Ondo – South West), Atanomeyorwi Francis (Delta – South-South) and Engr. Bassey Etuk (Akwa Ibom – South-South).
Others are Hon. Bailyaminu Yusuf Shinkafi (Zamfara – North West), Sani Saidu Kazaure (Jigawa – North West), Senator Julius Ucha (Ebonyi – South East), Nnamdi Anyaehie (Imo – South East), Auwalu Aliyu Ohindase (Kogi – North-Central and Muazu Is’haq (Nasarawa – North Central).
Buhari’s letter reads in part: “Further to your letters NASS/9th/S/SP/PRE/1/NASC/06/11/19 dated November 6, 2019, and NASS/9tg/S/SP/PRE/1/NASC/25/11/19 dated 25th November 2019, I write to convey my approval of your nominations for the appointments of Chairman and Commissioners of the National Assembly Service Commission
“The nominees for the positions by the leadership of the 8th National Assembly under Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki were not approved by Buhari.”
Naija News understands that the 1999 constitution, as amended, states that the Senate President in consultation with the Speaker of the House of Representatives nominates the Chairman and members of the NASC which is then approved by the President.