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CBN governor, deputies, ministerial nominees set for screening as NASS resumes
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Tue, 26 Sep 2023   ||   Nigeria,
 

The Senate and the House of Representatives will resume plenary on Tuesday after a six-week annual recess.

 

The Senate adjourned on August 17 after confirming 45 of President Bola Tinubu’s 48 ministerial nominees. Senate President Godswill Akpabio also announced the composition of 74 standing committees.

The upper chamber will start its legislative duties by attending to correspondences from Tinubu, who has requested the confirmation of some appointments he made during the vacation.

The appointments include Olayemi Cardoso as the new Central Bank of Nigeria governor and four deputy governors, namely Mrs. Emem Nnana Usoro, Mr. Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo, Mr. Philip Ikeazor, and Dr. Bala M. Bello.

The Senate has fixed Tuesday to screen the new CBN leaders, who assumed duty last Friday.

Tinubu also named Jamila Bio Ibrahim and Ayodele Olawande as ministers of youth and state for youth, respectively.

Other appointments are a new chairman for the Federal Inland Revenue Service in Zacch Adedeji and the board and management of the Niger Delta Development Commission.

Another issue that may engage the attention of the Senate is the 2024 Appropriation Bill, which Tinubu may present soon.

If the 10th Senate is to sustain the January to December budget cycle, it is expected that the 2024 budget will be presented to the Senate before the end of October.

Various government agencies will then appear before respective Senate committees to give an account of their 2023 budget performances.

The committees will present their reports to the Senate for consideration before they debate on the 2024 budget.

Sani Musa, chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, had assured that his committee will facilitate laws that will improve Nigeria’s economy.

 

 

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