President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the name of his nominee to the Senate for the vacant post of the Auditor General of the Federation.
The nominee is Anthony Anyene.
Buhari’s letter to the senate was read by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki during the Tuesday December 13 plenary.
Buhari explained in the letter that Anyene’s nomination was based on the recommendation of the Federal Civil Service Commission.
The letter read: “Section 86(1) of 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, states that the Auditor-General for the Federation shall be appointed by the president on the recommendation of the Federal Civil Service Commission subject to confirmation by the Senate.
“In line with this constitutional requirement, the Federal Civil Service Commission has recommended Mr. Anthony Mkpe Ayine for appointment as the Auditor-General for the Federation. The curriculum vitae of. Ayine is herewith attached.
“I have accepted this recommendation and hereby present the nomination of Ayine for confirmation by the Senate. While hoping that this request will receive the usual expeditious consideration of the Distinguished Senators, please accept, Mr. Senate President, the assurances of my highest regards.”
Meanwhile, the Senate has approved five Buhari’s nominees for appointment into the board of the Nigeria Population Commission.
They are Benedict Ukpong from Akwa Ibom State, Gloria Fateyi Izonfuo (Bayelsa), Kupchi Patricia Iyanya (Benue), Haliru Bala from Kebbi State and Eyitayo Oyetunji from Oyo State.