19 May 2017

Nigeria: Senate Bars Gbajabiamila From Office

The Senate yesterday stopped the Director General of National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Mr Lanre Gbajabiamila from entering office until his confirmation.

This followed the outcome of an investigation conducted by the Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan on the assumption of office by Gbajabiamila without being confirmed by the Senate.

Gbajabiamila was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari on April 12. Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi) had on Wednesday raised a point of order, alleging that Gbajabiamila has assumed duty as the DG of NLRC without Senate's confirmation.

Senate mandated Lawan to investigate the issue. Informing the Senate of the outcome of his investigation, Lawan said Gbajabiamila has assumed duty as the head of NLRC. Senate President Bukola Saraki warned that the nominee should not be seen around the office.


Substandard Products - Maritime Stakeholders Call for Return of SON to Ports

Following the rising rate of fake and substandard imports into Nigeria, Importers and licensed customs agents have… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2017 Daily Trust. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.