The Nation (Nigeria)

Senate okays Adam for INEC job


THE Senate yesterday confirmed the nomination of Professor Sani Muhammad Adam (SAN) as a National Commission­er of the Independen­t National Electoral Commission (INEC) to represent North Central.

The confirmati­on followed the considerat­ion of the report of the Senate Committee on INEC, which was presented by its Chairman, Senator Kabiru Gaya (Kano South).

The Senate had, on Tuesday, stood down the confirmati­on

From Sanni Onogu, Abuja of Adam to allow the committee do further legislativ­e work.

In the committee’s report, Gaya said: “After a thorough investigat­ion into the petition against the nominee (Adam), the committee found out that the petition against him was paltry and that the reason for the terminatio­n (not dismissal, as alleged by the petitioner) was not based on gross misconduct but on rationalis­ation policy of the Federal Government.

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