The nominees – Stephen Ocheni and Suleiman Hassan – were confirmed after fielding questions from the lawmakers during Wednesday’s plenary at the floor of the Senate.
The President has been out of sight for some time now, heightening speculations about the state of his health.
Senate majority Ahmed Lawan, however, pointed out that the police raid on the residence of the chairman of the Senate committee on appropriation, Danjuma Goje, had slowed down the progress made on the budget.
President Buhari’s state of health has been a huge source of controversy in recent times, since he returned from a nearly 50-day medical trip in the United Kingdom.
“Our demands are simple: a full and unqualified apology from Abubakar and the presidency, and the unconditional restoration of the reportorial access and privileges withdrawn from our reporter. The apology should be addressed to our reporter and our newspaper,” an editorial by The Punch read.
Operatives of the Department of State Service, DSS, has raided the office of National Pension Commission, PenCom, in Abuja, on Saturday.
He is James Momoh, a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; and Director of Energy Services and Controls at Howard University, United States of America.
The President made the call while declaring open the 3rd Conference of the Association of Heads of African Maritime Administration, AAMA, in Abuja on Thursday.
Buhari directed that the “most senior Permanent Secretary in the SGF’s office, and the most senior officer in the NIA, are to act, respectively, during the period of investigation.”
Recall that last week’s FEC meeting was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, instead of President Muhammadu Buhari, fuelling speculations that the President was ill.