Senate confirms ex-CBN chief, Lemo, as FERMA chairman – Independent Observers

Senate confirms ex-CBN chief, Lemo, as FERMA chairman

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By Temitope Owotoki

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Mr. Tunde Lemo, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, as the Chairman of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA).

At the plenary on Wednesday, the Senate adopted the screening report by the Committee on FERMA, which recommended Lemo and seven others for the board of the agency.

While Nurudeen Rafindadi was confirmed as Managing Director, the Executive Directors are Buba Abdullah, Babagana Aji, Shah Abdullah, Loretta Aniagolu, Mujaidu Dako and Vincent Kolawale.

Senator Magnus Abe, Chairman of the committee, said the panel found the nominees worthy of the appointments during their screening.

The lawmakers dissolved into the Committee of the Whole and considered the recommendations.

Meanwhile, the Senate Committee on National Planning and Economic Affairs on Wednesday laid its report on the screening of chairman and commissioners of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission.

Senator Yele Omogunwa, Chairman of the committee, made the presentation.

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