Buhari seeks confirmation of Galadima as NIPSS DG

Muhammadu Buhari, former Nigerian military ruler and presidential candidate for the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) speaks during an interview with Reuters at a private residence in Lagos February 19, 2011. Buhari, the main opposition candidate in Nigeria's presidential election, said he was optimistic it would be a more credible race than in the past but warned events in north Africa showed people would no longer accept a rigged vote. Picture taken February 19, 2011. To match Interview NIGERIA-BUHARI/ REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sought the approval of the Senate for the confirmation of  the appointment of Prof. Habu Galadima as the substantive Director-General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos.
Buhari in the letter to the Senate dated July 9, which was read on the floor, said he took the action going by Section 8 (5) of the NIPSS Act, which empowers him to forward names of nominees for the office to Senate for confirmation.
Buhari in the letter appealed to Senators to give necessary support that would ensure smooth screening and confirmation of Galadima.
The President noted that he attached a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae to the letter to further enable the Senate have more information about him.

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