President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate to confirm the reappointment of Abike Dabiri-Erewa as the Chairperson/Chief Executive of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) for a second term.
In a letter read out on Tuesday by the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, Buhari cited the NIDCOM Establishment Act 2017, Section 2 sub-section 2, as the basis for Dabiri-Erewa’s nomination.
“Ms. Dabiri-Erewa’s outstanding leadership qualities and track record of excellence in public service is a testimony to her contributions towards the development of Nigeria’s diaspora,” Buhari said in the letter.
If confirmed, Dabiri-Erewa will continue to lead the commission, which was established in 2017 to promote and coordinate the engagement of Nigerians in the diaspora for national development.
In a separate letter, Buhari also urged the Senate to confirm the appointment of six federal commissioners for the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).
The President’s request for their appointment was based on the provision of Section 154 sub section 1 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
“The appointment of these nominees is aimed at filling the existing vacancies of their respective states,” Buhari said in the letter.
The nominees for the position of federal commissioners are from Enugu, Imo, Jigawa, Kebbi, Kwara, and Oyo states.
As of now, the Senate has yet to take any legislative action on the two letters.