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Senate approves Buhari’s request for 15 Special Advisers

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Senate on Wednesday approved President Muhammadu Buhari‘s request to appoint 15 special advisers for his administration.

The Senate took the decision after the President’s letter was read out to the lawmakers on Wednesday.

The Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, requested that Senate should debate the request at a Committee of the Whole, but Senate President, David Mark, declined the request, saying that was not necessary.

Mark later called for a voice vote to either approve or reject the request and the lawmakers responded by shouting “ayes.”

The President had in a letter, addressed to Mark, Tuesday, said his request was in accordance with the Section 151 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (as amended).

He said, “I write to request for your kind consideration and approval of the distinguished members of the Senate of the Federal Republic to appoint 15 special advisers as prescribed in Section 151(2-3) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

“While trusting that this exercise will receive the traditional prompt attention of the Senate, please accept, Mr. President, the assurance of my highest consideration.”

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