The Senate has received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm the appointment of five Commissioners to fill vacancies at the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

The request, contained in a letter dated September 28, was read during the plenary on Tuesday by President of Senate, Ahmad Lawan.

Buhari, in the letter, disclosed that the confirmation request was in accordance with the provision of Section 3(6) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

The nominees for confirmation are: Sen. Anthony O. Agbo, Ebonyi (South-East), Alhaji Goni Ali Gujba, Yobe (North-East), Mrs Anne Otelafu Odey, Cross River (South-South), Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, Ekiti (South-West) and Dr Louis Solomon Mandama, Adamawa (North-East).

In a related development, Buhari, in another letter, requested the upper chamber to confirm the appointment of Mr Mohammed Baba as Federal Commissioner for Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission representing Bauchi State.

According to Buhari, the request to confirm the nominee was made in accordance with the provision of Section 154(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

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