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6 Dec 2017

Buhari names Ojukwu’s son as NHRC boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate to request the confirmation of the  appointment of Mr. Anthony Ojukwu as executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission.

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, read the letter to senators at the plenary on Tuesday.

The letter partly read, “In accordance with provisions of Section 8 of the National Human Rights Commission Act 2010, I have the pleasure to present Mr. Anthony Okechuwku Ojukwu for confirmation as the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission by the Senate.”

Buhari had last week written to the Senate to seek confirmation of nominees for the board of the Code of Conduct Bureau.

Saraki read the letter at the plenary on Wednesday.

The Senate had placed an embargo on the confirmation of appointments made by the President over the retention of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission despite rejection of his appointment by the lawmakers.

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