Senate on Tuesday confirmed 37 nominees from the 38 presented by President Muhammadu Buhari as Chairman and members of the Federal Character Commission.
Senate confirmation is sequel to the presentation of the report of the Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs and consideration of the report at the Senate Committee of the Whole.
The nominees confirmed by the Senate to serve at the Federal Character Commission include Muheeba Dankaka, Chairman from Kwara state.
There are also Abba Ali Mongonu from Borno State and Jibril Maigari from Yobe State. However, before the confirmation of the nominees, Sen. Abaribe Enyinnaya had drew the attention of the senate to a memo he submitted to the committee on the need to ensure equity in the appointment of officers of the commission.
He said it was not in the spirit of equity and fairness for two of the nominees for the position of Chairman and Secretary to come from the North.
Abaribe added that appointments to the two positions had always be rotated among the north and south geopolitical zones of the country.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen.Omo Agege in his response to Abaribe’s position said his remarks were targeted at questioning the authority of President Muhammadu to make appointments.
Similarly, the Senate also approved the nominations of Dr Fredrick Ekwem representing Imo and Abia and Dr Jonah Madugu representing Benue, Nasarawa State and Plateau as Commissioners of Federal Civil Commission.