President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a formal request to the Senate for the confirmation of a newly appointed chairman, Edward Lametek Adamu, for the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
The request, which was contained in a letter dated Monday, December 9, was read on the floor by the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, December 10.
The letter read: “In accordance with section 10(1) of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) act, 2010, I hereby present Mr. Edward Lametek Adamu, for confirmation as chairman of the asset management corporation of Nigeria by the distinguished Senate.”
Earlier, The Herald reported that President Buhari on Wednesday, December 4, approved the appointment of nine permanent secretaries.
Mrs Folasade Yemi-Esan, acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF), made this known in a statement by Mrs Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, Director, Communications, office of the HCSF.
According to Yemi-Esan, the new Federal Permanent Secretaries are; Mr Musa Hassan Borno State; Mr Ahmed Aliyu from Niger State; Mrs Olushola Idowu from Ogun State and Mr Andrew Adejoh from North–Central Zone.
Others are Mr Umar Tijjani from North–East Zone; Dr Nasir Gwarzo from North–West Zone; Mr Nebeolisa Anako from South–East Zone; Mr Fashedemi Peter from South–West Zone and Dr Evelyn Ngige from South–South Zone. Yemi-Esan said their swearing-in and assignment of portfolios would be announced in due course.
Also, the president approved the re-appointment of Aliyu Aziz, Director-General, National Identity Management Commission, (NIMC) for a second term.
Abdulhamid Umar, General Manager, Operations and Corporate Communications of the organisation, said this in a statement he signed and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday.
Umar said that the re-appointment of Aziz was conveyed in a letter by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha.
He said: “The President of the Federal Republic enjoins Engr. Aliyu Aziz to continue with the good work he is doing and take NIMC to the next level, in consonance with the Federal Government’s doctrine of integrity, transparency and accountability.’
“This re-appointment is in pursuant to the NIMC ACT that provides two terms tenure for the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission.” According to him, the second tenure of Aziz commences on Friday, Nov. 22.