Senate Resumes, to Screen Acting CBN Governor, FIRS Chief
By Adedapo Adesanya
The Senate and the House of Representatives will on Tuesday resume plenary after weeks of vacation with expectations that they will attend to correspondences from President Bola Tinubu.
The upper chamber adjourned for a six-week annual recess on August 17 after confirmating 45 out of the 48 ministerial nominees of President Tinubu.
The Senate President, Mr Godswill Akpabio, also announced the composition of 74 standing committees on that day.
Upon resumption, the Senate will commence its legislative duties by attending to correspondences from the President requesting the confirmation of some appointments he made.
The appointments include those of Mr Yemi Cardoso as the new CBN Governor and four deputy governors.
He also named Mrs Jamila Bio Ibrahim as the Minister of Youth and Mr Ayodele Olawande as the Minister of State for Youth.
Mr Tinubu also appointed his Special Adviser on Revenue, Mr Zaach Adedeji new Chairman for the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) as well as the Board and Management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The Senate has already fixed Tuesday (today) to screen the new CBN leaders, though they assumed duty last Friday.
Also, members of the House of Representatives will resume plenary on Tuesday after an eight-week holiday.
The lawmakers embarked on the annual recess on July 27 and initially fixed September 27 as a resumption date but extended it by two weeks.