Lagos senators oppose Banire’s nomination as AMCON chairman
Three senators from Lagos State Tuesday opposed the nomination of Muiz Banire as the Chairman of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON)
President Muhammadu Buhari had submitted a letter to the Senate seeking the confirmation of Banire as AMCON boss.
But Senate at its sitting Tuesday received a petition endorsed by the three senators from Lagos State which opposed the nomination of Banire as the chairman of AMCON.
Senator Solomon Adeola (APC-Lagos West), who laid the petition, noted that it emanated from their constituents.
Adeola noted that enclosed in the petition were “the signatures of the three senators from Lagos State against the nomination.”
He solicited the permission of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to lay the petition before the Senate for consideration and approval.
Saraki gave Adeola the go ahead to lay the petition.
He referred the petition to the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions for necessary action.
The Senate had on July 18, 2018 acknowledged receipt of the request from President Buhari to confirm Mr Muiz Banire (SAN), as Chairman, Governing Board of Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
The President said that request was in compliance with Section 10(1) of the AMCON Act 2010.
The Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Matters on July 23, screened Banire for appointment as AMCON chairman.
The committee has not submitted its report o Senate in plenary.
The petition may be a stumbling block to the confirmation of the nominee.