Buhari Seeks Senate Confirmation of Prof. Omotayo as NIPSS D-G

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By Kingsley Okoye

 

The Senate has received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm Prof. Ayo Omotayo as the Director-General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS).

The request was contained in a letter read on Tuesday at plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, after it resumed sitting, having suspended plenary for 18 work days.

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The senate had adjourned plenary on Oct. 13, to enable Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to defend their budgets for 2022 before the various committees of the National Assembly.

Buhari in the letter said he sought the confirmation of Omotayo as the director-general of the institute in accordance with Section 5(2) of the NIPSS Act, 2004.

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“The nominee’s CV is attached herewith.

“It is my hope that the Senate will consider and confirm the nominee in the usual expeditious manner.” the president said.

 

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