Senate Confirms Prof Jummai Audi as the Chairman of Nigeria law Reform and two other as Commissioners
The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Prof Mrs Jummai Audi as the Chairman of Nigeria Law Reform commission and Muhammed Ibrahim and Bassey Dan Abia as commissioners of the Commission during the Tuesday plenary.
The Senate approval was sequel to the Report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters presented by it’s Chairman Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele .
The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, in his presentation, recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari made the appointments pursuant to Section 2(1) and (2) of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission Act.
He added that the panel resolved to defer the screening of one of the nominees, Hon. Ebele Chima, as a commissioner representing South-east on the Commission following his failure to appear before the committee.
“Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, it should be stated that this Committee wrote the Presidential Liaison Officer (PLO) on National Assembly Matters, Senator Babajide Omoworare, and requested him to present the nominees for screening.
“However, the Committee observed that one of the nominees, Hon. Ebele Chima, commissioner designate, representing South-east, was not presented to the Committee for the screening exercise. Accordingly, the screening of the nominee was deferred,” Opeyemi said.
The Senate, while adopting the recommendations of the Committee, thereafter confirmed the appointment of Prof. Jummai A.M. Audi (North-central) as Chairman of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission.
It also confirmed Bassey Dan-Abia (South-south); and Hon. Mohammed B.O. Ibraheem (South-west) as commissioners