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Buhari appoints another northerner, Amshi, as National Assembly Service Commission Chairman

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The allegation that President Muhammadu Buhari is appointing only persons from the northern region of the country into key agencies of government has further proven as Ahmed Kadi Amshi is appointed as Chairman, National Assembly Service Commission.

Also, the nominated thirteen members to serve with Amshi on the commission.

This appointment is coming few days after  the president appointed two northerners as heads of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and Asset management commission of Nigeria (AMCON).

The nomination of Amshi’s to head the Nation’s Assembly Commission was contained in a letter dated December 11, 2019 which the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan read in plenary on Tuesday.

“Further to your letters (NASS/9th/S/SP/PRE/1/NASC/06/11/19 dated November 6, 2019 and NASS/9tg/S/SP/PRE/1/NASC/25/11/19 dated 25th November, 2019, I write to convey my approval of your nominations for the appointments of Chairman and Commissioners of the National Assembly Service Commission,” it said.

Those appointed are Ahmed Kadi Amshi, Chairman (Yobe, North East); Babagana Modu, Member (Borno, North East); Abubakar Tutare (Taraba, North East); Hakeem Akamo (Lagos, South West); Tunrayo Akintomide (Ondo, South West); Atanomeyorwi Francis (Delta, South South).

Others are Bassey Etuk (Akwa-Ibom); Bailyaminu Yusuf Shinkafi (Zamfara, North West); Sani Saidu Kazaure (Jigawa, North West); Julius Ucha (Ebonyi, South East); Nnamdi Anyaechie (Imo, South East); Auwalu Aliyu Ohindase (Kogi, North Central); and Muazu Is’haq (Nasarawa, North Central).

Meanwhile, President Buhari has sent to the Senate, two additional nominees to be confirmed as members of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

The appointees are Bala Muhammad as the representative of Jama’atul Nasril Islam; and Yusuf Chinedozi Nwoha as representative of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs respectively.

This was also contained in a letter which read: “Pursuant to section 3(1)(d) (II) and (III) of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Act, 2006, I am pleased to forward for confirmation by the Senate two (2) additional nominees, Bala Muhammad and Yusuf Nwoha, as members of the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON).

“The Distinguished Senate may wish to recall that I recently sent sixteen (16) nominees to be considered by the Senate, for appointment as members of NAHCON. At that time, I indicated that makes of the remaining nominees would be conveyed to the Senate, once ongoing consultations were concluded.

“Having now concluded those consultations, I hereby request for the confirmation, by the Senate of the appointments of the following two (2) additional nominees as members of NAHCON, namely: Bala Muhammad as the representative of Jama’atul Nasril Islam; and Yusuf Chinedozi Nwoha as representative of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs,” the letter read.