President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, In a letter dated 5th November 2020, requested the confirmation of seven nominees as Chairman and members of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities by the Senate.
The letter reads: “In accordance with the provision of Section 32(2) of the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2019, O write to present for confirmation by the Senate, the following seven (7) nominees s Chairman and members of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities.”
The nominees listed include Hon. Dr Hussaini Suleiman Kangiwa, Chairman (North West); Oparakau Onyejelam Jaja (South East); Philomena Isioma Konwea (South-South); Omopariola Busuyi Oluwasola (South West); Amina Rahma Audu (North West); Mrs Esther Andrew Awu (North Central); and Abba Audu Ibrahim (North East).
This request was contained in separate letters read on the floor during plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.