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Senate Moves Embargo on Buhari’s Executive Appointments

The senate has lifted the embargo on President Muhammadu Buhari's executive appointments which he sent for confirmation.

The senate has lifted the on President ’s executive appointments which he sent for confirmation.

reports that the embargo which was placed in protest against the retention of as acting Chairman of the despite his non-confirmation by the Senate and lasted over one year, was lifted at a closed-door session held by the lawmakers on October 10, 2018.

According to further reports from Punch, a Peoples Democratic Party senator from the South-East geopolitical zone who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the lawmakers resumed from their annual recess to lift the embargo.

“We have lifted that (the embargo). We did it (placed the embargo) based on certain premises and after a while, those issues were resolved. You can see that we are clearing the backlogs and all the outstanding screenings and confirmations. We are doing them. So, it has been lifted.”

When asked why there was no resolution vacating the earlier resolution placing the embargo, the lawmaker said it was done behind closed doors.

“It must not necessarily be a resolution as per coming on the floor. It was a resolution we took at a closed session,” the senator said.

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