President Buhari Appoints New NEDC Chairman
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, asked the Senate to confirm Major General Paul Tarfa (retd) as Chairman, Governing Board of the North East Development Commission.
Buhari in a letter dated January 8, 2019, addressed to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, requested Tarfa’s confirmation in accordance with Section 2(5)(b) of the North East Development Commission (NEDC) Act, 2017.
Tarfa, a retired Major General was appointed Governor of Oyo State from July 1978 to October 1979.
Buhari also asked the Senate to confirm Mohammad Goni Alkali as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the NEDC.
Other members of the NEDC include Musa Yashi-Executive Director Humanitarian Affairs, Muhammed Jawa- Executive Director Administration and Finance and Omar Mohammed-Executive Director Operations.
Others are David Kente-Member Representing North East Zone, Asmau Mohammed-Member Representing North West Zone and Benjamin Adanyi-Member Representing North Central Zone.
Others are, Olawale Oshun-Member Representing South West, Dr. T. Ekechi-Member Representing South East Zone and Obasuke Mcdonald-Member Representing South South Zone.
The Senate in October 2016 passed the bill seeking the establishment of North East Development Commission to rebuild the North East region following devastation from insurgency.
President Buhari assented to the bill in October, 2017.
In another letter dated January 7, 2019, Buhari requested the Senate to confirm Modibbo Tukur as a Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).
The request for the confirmation is in accordance with Section 5(1) of the Financial Intelligence Unit Act 2018.
Buhari urged the Senate to give the request expeditious consideration and passage.