By Daniel Kolawole/TnTv Network
President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission for a second term in office. Buhari’s request is contained in a letter read of the floor of the Senate on Tuesday’s plenary by its President, Ahmad Lawan.
The President is seeking for Senate’s consideration and approval of his request for another five-year tenure for Yakubu. Meanwhile the Senate says it may have to suspend this week’s plenary to enable its Standing Committees complete work on the 2021 budget defence process.
In a remark, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said twenty two (22) Committees are yet to present the 2021 budget proposals of Ministries, Departments and Agencies to the Appropriation Committee.
Lawan noted that the exercise which should have been completed on November 18 has overshot by six additional days despite National Assembly’s resolve to keep to a January to December budget circle.
He however stated that the process will be extended till Friday to enable the Appropriation Committee present the report before the Senate next week.