President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Festus Keyamo SAN, and six others as members of the board of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC.
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read the letter from Buhari at the plenary on Tuesday in which he sought legislative approval for the appointments.
Keyamo is to represent Delta State on the board. Recall that the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, who is spearheading Buhari’s re-election campaign for the 2019 polls, had recently appointed Keyamo as spokesman for the Buhari Campaign Organisation.
Others on the list are Olabode Akeem Mustapha (chairman, Ogun state), Garba Buba (Bauchi state), Bello Garba (Sokoto state), Joseph OJ Okalogu (Enugu state), Mustapha Adewale Mudashiru (Kwara state) and Adewale Adeleke (Ondo state).
The letter read, “In compliance with section 5 (4) of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Act 2006, it is my pleasure to forward to distinguished senate the under listed nominees for confirmation as chairman and members of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation. Their CVs are attached.”
Meanwhile, in another letter, Buhari sought the confirmation of Ateru Garba Madami as the Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, representing Niger state.
“In accordance with the provision of section 154(1) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, I write to forward to the senate the name of Ateru Garba Madami for confirmation as a replacement for resident electoral commissioner representing Niger state. The CV of the nominee is attached herewith.
“It would be recalled that the senate had earlier rejected the initial nominee on the ground that he hails from the same local government area and senatorial district with a serving national commissioner,” the letter read.