To avoid another breach of the consti­tution by the Buhari-led Executive, Senate yester­day faulted the appointment of the Director-General National Lottery Regula­tory Commission, Mr Lanre Gbajabiamila without con­firmation and asked him, to stop parading himself as the Chief Executive officer of the commission.
This directive followed the point of order raised by Sen Dino Melaye (APC-Ko­gi) during the plenary.
Melaye who came under order 43, quoted Section 8(1) of the National Lottery Act 2015 which stipulates that “there shall be for the commission, a director-general whom shall be ap­pointed by the President subject to the confirmation of the senate.
“It is sad to note that a new director general of the National Lottery Commis­sion has not only been ap­pointed by the President but he has resumed office with­out being confirmed.”
According to Melaye, the DG has started signing documents and carrying out functions of the office of the director general of the com­mission without referral or confirmation by the senate.
“We have a list of the likes of the DG of Nigeria Elec­tricity Regulatory Com­mission waiting for Senate’s confirmation. The executive arm of government cannot choose which law to obey or which not to obey.
“Why will there be selec­tive respect for the Rule of Law. The Rule of Law must be respected. It is safer to be loyal to the people of Nige­ria than to be afraid of the rod of EFCC or the execu­tive.
“We must stand on the truth and we must com­municate this misbehaviour and rascality to those con­cerned,” he said.
In his remarks, the Presi­dent of the Senate, Dr Bu­kola Saraki said, “the issues were very weighty and were issues that bothered on the Constitution, the Rule of Law and our democracy and how we practiced it.”
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