Senate confirms Dabiri-Erewa as diaspora commission chairman

The Senate on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa as chairman and chief executive officer of the National Diaspora Commission.

Saraki had on November 6, 2018 read a letter from the President seeking legislative approval for the appointment.

Dabiri-Erewa, who is currently the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, was a member of the House of Representatives.

The Senate’s approval followed the adoption of the screening report by the Committee on Diaspora and Non-Governmental Organisations, which was presented by the Chairman, Senator Rose Oko.

Meanwhile, the Senate also on Thursday approved the appointment of a new Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig.-Gen. Shuiabu Ibrahim.

The clean bill of health was given based on the recommendation by the Committee on Youth and Sports Development, chaired by Senator Obinna Ogba, based on a resolution by the lawmakers to investigate the appointment.
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