Senate withholds confirmation of three nominees for CCB board

Senate withholds confirmation of three nominees for CCB board
The senate has confirmed the nomination of seven appointees to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) board.
The upper legislative chamber confirmed the seven individuals after Sam Anyanwu, chairman of the committee on ethics, privileges and public petitions, presented a report for the consideration of the senators.

In November, President Muhammadu Buhari had written the senate, asking for the confirmation of 10 members of the board.

But while presenting the report on Wednesday, Anyanwu said Vincent Nwanne (Ebonyi) and Ganiyu Hamzat (Ogun) failed to make their certificates available while Danjuma Sado (Edo) did not meet the age requirement of 50.

“Hon. Ganiyu Hamzat and Dr. Vincent Nwanli failed to show up and present their credentials for the screening,” Anyanwu said.

On his part, Senate President Bukola Saraki wished those confirmed a successful tenure.

“We hope that they will continue to play key roles in the Bureau and I wish them all a successful tenure,” Saraki said.

Here are the confirmed nominees.

Muhammed Isa – chairman, Jigawa, north-west

Murtala Kankia – member, Katsina, north-west

Emmanuel Attah – member, Cross River, south-south

Obolo Opanachi – member, Kogi, north-central

Ken Madaki Alkali – member Nasarawa, north-central

S. F Ogundare – member, Oyo, south-west

Sahad Abubakar – member, Gombe north-east