SEC: Senators from A’Ibom petition against Buhari’s nominee

By Haruna Salami

The Akwa Ibom caucus in the Senate, has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominee for the position of Director General at the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, MR Lamido A. Yuguda.

According to the petition, read by Senator Bassey Akpan behalf of other members of the caucus, Senators Christopher Ekpeying and Eyankenyi Akon Etim, SEC Acting DG, Mary Uduk was most suited for the job. 

The Akwa Ibom senators’ belief is that Yuguda does not the requisite experience for the job.

However, Senator Danjuma Goje Gombe, citing Senate Order 43 sought to know who appear before the appropriate Senate, since Lamido was nominated by the President. 

The Senate President Ahmad Lawan ruled that the petitioners would make further details available to Ethics, Privileges and Public Petition and invite any other person if need be.

The President’s nominees for SEC was referred to Market the petition of Akwa Ibom caucus was referred to Ethics, Privileges and Public Petition to report back to Senate in 4 weeks.