The Senate has endorsed four out of five President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees named as – Non-Executive Directors of the Board of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Surge News reports that Dr Abdu Abubakar – the lawmaker who has been disapproved by the Senate following his poor performance in the “Integrity Test” which they said, “lacked tranperency.”
Rafiu Adebayo – the chairman of the committee said:
“The nominees have vast knowledge of the CBN act. They have been cleared by CCB and relevant security agency. One of the nominees, Dr Abdu Abubakar failed the integrity test designed by the committee to assess (him); his response to questions lacked transparency and not worthy to be appointed into a regulatory agency by the CBN.”
Meanwhile, those confirmed by the Senate include Justitia Odinakachukwu, Adeola Adetunji, Mike Obadan and Ummu Jalingo
According to the report, the Senate said in a tweet that Bukola Saraki referred the confirmation of Dr Abdu Abubakar to the committee on banking for further legislative action.
Senator Saraki congratulated the four nominees that were confirmed and charged them to continue to support the growth of the Nigerian economy.