Senate Confirms Buhari’s EFCC Board Nominee Who ‘Started School Before Birth’

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The Nigerian Senate, on Tuesday, October 5, confirmed the nomination of Alhaji Yahaya Muhammad (Yobe) as a member of the board of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

This is despite complaints that his curriculum vitae shows that he started school before he was born. According to the Nation, a senator representing Jigawa North East, Hassan Hadejia, said there was a discrepancy in the sequence of Muhammad’s educational experience because he was allegedly born on September 29, 1969 but started school at Central Primary School in 1968.

Hassan Hadejia, while commenting on the discrepancy, said;
“My name is Senator Hassan Hadejia, representing Jigawa Northeast Senatorial District. Let me bring to the notice of the House certain discrepancies in the report, which are contradictory, especially with regards to one of the nominees, Alhaji Yahaya Muhammad, on Page 8, where the nominee, according to record, started his primary school before he was born.
“There is also an overlap in the sequence of his educational experience because here he was born on September 29, 1969 and he started his education at Central Primary School in 1968.
“Then he was in Borno Teachers’ College from 1975 and 1988 while simultaneously he was in the College of Administration Studies from 1980 to 1981.
“If these are typographical errors, Mr. President, maybe we should have them corrected for the sake of our record.”

The Nation also gathered that the Senate did not resolve or seek to correct the discrepancies Hadejia drew his colleagues’ attention to before confirming Muhammad for appointment as EFCC board member.

Also, George Abang Ekungu (Cross River) was confirmed as the secretary of the EFCC.
Others include Luqman Muhammed (Edo); Anumba Adaeze (Enugu), and Alhaji Kola Raheem Adesina (Kwara).

The confirmation of the nominees followed the consideration and adoption of a report of the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes on the five nominees.

Earlier, presenting the report, the Chairman of the committee, Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari (APC, Kaduna North) urged the Senate to confirm the nominees.
Kwari, who said the nominees were screened with no adverse security report on them, added that they were all qualified for the job.

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