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Buhari Appointed Director General Of Lottery Commission Without Senate Confirmation – Melaye

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Senator Dino Melaye, on Wednesday stated that President Muhammadu Buhari appointed the Director General of the National Lottery Commission without confirmation of the Senate.

Melaye said the appointment has seen the Director General discharging responsibilities in clear breach of section 8(1) of the lottery act.

He further warned that if the illegality was allowed to go on, it would create disrespect for the rule of law, noting that Nigerians must be respected for democratic norms they yearned for.

According to him, “Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, as I speak, the DC has resumed at the Commission without passing through the checks of Senate as required by laws. Nigerians must be respected.”

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, however, said that the matter was weighty despite the fact that it came through order of personal explanation.

Saraki assured that proper investigation would be carried out.

He added that the Senate will make sure that the appointee was stopped.

His words, “The issues raised by Dino are weighty, though it came through a personal explanation. I think the matter may come through a motion so that the gentleman can stop the nonsense he is doing.”

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