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Senate confirms Ojukwu’s reappointment as NHRC executive secretary

Mr Bamidele, in his presentation, said while the nominee was being screened, there were no reports against him.

• March 22, 2023
Anthony Ojukwu
Anthony Ojukwu

The Senate has confirmed the reappointment of Anthony Ojukwu as the executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

The confirmation followed the presentation of the report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, and Legal Matters during Wednesday’s plenary.

The report was presented by the chairman of the committee, Opeyemi Bamidele.

Mr Bamidele, in his presentation, said while the nominee was being screened, there were no reports against him.

He said, “Record checks and investigation by security agencies did not reveal any negative trace against him.”

Similarly, the upper legislative chamber confirmed the appointment of Justice Stanley Lawal as the substantive president of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Customary Court of Appeal.

Mr Lawal had been in an acting capacity since October 2022.

According to the report, the appointment became necessary following the retirement of Justice Abazi Abubakar upon the attainment of the mandatory retirement age of 65.

The committee said the nominee had met the constitution’s requirements and that no criminal record was found against him after investigations by relevant security agencies.


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