Tobias Okwuru, one of the members of the Federal Character Commission (FCC) board who died two months ago, has been replaced by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Okwuru’s name was on the list of 37 FCC nominees that the president sent to the senate for confirmation.
However, a debate ensued on the news of the deceased’s nomination.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan, in a letter today, said Buhari had requested the replacement of four nominees, including Okwuru.
“In compliance with the provision of section 156(1) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, I write to request for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of the following four nominees as members of the Federal Character Commission as replacement of my earlier submission for Delta, Ebonyi, Lagos and Nasarawa States,” the president’s letter read.
Aside Okwuru, those replaced are Moses A (Delta), Afamefuna Osi (Ebonyi), Wasiu Kayode (Lagos) and Alakayi Mamman (Nasarawa).