President Muhammadu Buhari has withdrawn the nomination of Olabode Akin Mustapha as chairman of governing board of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) and replaced it with Ronke Shokefun.
Buhari’s request was contained in a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.
“The distinguished senate is kindly invited to recall my earlier request for the confirmation of the appointment of Chief Olabode Akin Mustapha as the chairman of governing board of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC),” the letter read.
“That letter dated 27th March 2018, a copy attached herewith. You may also recall that the nominee is yet to be confirmed by the senate and I write to inform you of my decision to substitute Chief Olabode Akin Mustapha with Mrs Ronke Shokefun as chairman of the governing board.
“The distinguished senate is therefore kindly requested to consider and confirm the appointment of Mrs Ronke Shokefun as chairman of the governing board of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) as well as other members whose names have earlier been forwarded.
“While I hope this request will receive the usual expeditious consideration of the distinguished senate, please accept, Mr Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”
The president also asked the senate to confirm Kabir Nakura as chairman of the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
The president also nominated Akinola Bashir, Moses Momoh, Walijo Danladi, Adamu Modu and Nwafo Paul Chukwudi as members of the NBS board.
“In compliance with section 8(2a and j) of the statistics act 2010, I write to forward here names of the chairman and members of the board of the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics for confirmation by the senate of the federal republic of Nigeria. Attached herewith are the curriculum vitae,” the president’s letter read.
“It is my hope that this request will receive the usual expeditious consideration of the distinguished senate, please accept, Mr Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”