Buhari Constitutes Disability Commission Board, Seeks Senate Confirmation

President Buhari has sent a request for the confirmation of seven nominees as Chairman and members of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities.


The letter letter dated November 5th, 2020 was read on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday after the Senate resumed plenary.


The letter reads: “In accordance with the provision of Section 32(2) of the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2019, O write to present for confirmation by the Senate, the following seven (7) nominees s Chairman and members of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities.”


The nominees listed include: Hon. Dr. Hussaini Suleiman Kangiwa, Chairman (North West); Oparakau Onyejelam Jaja (South East); Philomena Isioma Konwea (South South); Omopariola Busuyi Oluwasola (South West); Amina Rahma Audu (North West); Mrs. Esther Andrew Awu (North Central); and Abba Audu Ibrahim (North East).


In a related development, President Buhari in another letter requested the Senate to confirm the nomination of Umaru Farouk Aminu as full-time Commissioner representing the North-West Geopolitical Zone in the National Pension Commission.


The request, according to the President, was in meeting with the provision of Section19(3) of the Pension Reforms Act, 2014.

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