President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the appointment of new members into the board of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Naija News reports that this was made known in a letter sent to the Nigerian Senate.
Buhari’s letter was read on the floor of the Senate by its president, Ahmad Lawan, at the commencement of plenary.
The president appointed George Abang, Lukman Mohammed, Kola Adeshina and Mohammed Yahaya.
This online newspaper reports that Abang would act as the secretary of the EFCC board.
While urging the Senate to confirm them in the ” usual expeditious manner”, Buhari stated that their nominations were in accordance with the Act establishing the anti-graft agency.
The appointments are subjected to the ratification of the senate.
Meanwhile, the success story of how President Muhammadu Buhari managed Nigeria’s economy during the global COVID-19 pandemic will be a part of his speech at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The hint was dropped on Monday by the special adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina.
According to the presidential spokesperson, the Buhari administration was not only able to recover from the effects of the pandemic but took it a bit further to record growth at a time when many nations of the world are still battling recession caused by COVID-19.
He recalled that the Nigerian economy “recorded a GDP growth of 5.01,” and the President will share with other leaders how the feat was achieved despite the global pandemic.
Adesina made this known during his interview with Channels TV on Monday night.
He added that President Buhari will also “talk about security. He would talk about the girl child, SDGs, and so many things.”