Senate Approves 15 Special Advisers For Buhari

President Buhari taking the oaths of office and allegiance at the Eagle Square on May 29, 2015
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President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

The Senate has approved a request by President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint 15 special advisers as his aides.
The Upper Chamber took the decision after the President’s letter was read out to the lawmakers on Wednesday.
Before the approval was put into voice-vote, Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, urged the Senate to debate the request at a Committee of the Whole, but Senate President David Mark, declined the request, insisting that it was unnecessary to do so.
Thereafter, Mark called put the President’s request to a voice vote and it was overwhelming approved.
President Buhari had in a letter, addressed to the Senate President on Tuesday wrote: “I write to request for your kind consideration and approval of the distinguished members of the Senate of the Federal Republic to appoint 15 special advisers as prescribed in Section 151(2-3) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended). “While trusting that this exercise will receive the traditional prompt attention of the Senate, please accept, Mr. President, the assurance of my highest consideration.”

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