Senate approves Buhari’s nominee who started school before he was born

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Mr. Yahaya Muhammad, one of the nominees for the positions of Secretary and Board members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission submitted by the President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to the biodata of Mr. Muhammad, he started schooling before birth. However, the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes still went ahead to approve of his appointment.

Even after Senator Hassan Hadejia from Jigawa North East pointed out that his resume showed that he was born after he started schooling, the Senate still approved his appointment.

Hadejia said, “Let me bring to the notice of the House, certain discrepancies in the report that are contradictory especially with regards to one of the nominee, Alhaji Yahaya Muhammad on page 8.

“The nominee, according to the record before us, 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 29th September, 1969 and he started his Central Primary school in 1968.

“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 (Senate) President, maybe we should have them corrected for the sake of our record.”

Also, George Ekungu from Cross River State was confirmed as Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Also confirmed by the red chamber are Luqman Muhammed (Edo); Anumba Adaeze (Enugu); Kola Adesina (Kwara) and Yahaya Muhammad (Yobe) as board members of the EFCC.

Tuesday’s plenary was presided over by Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege

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