Three senators from Lagos State have opposed the nomination of Muiz Banire as the Chairman of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON)

The three senators - Solomon Adeola (Lagos West, Gbenga Ashafa - Lagos East and Remi Tinubu - Lagos Central) are loyal to the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu which is noteworthy because Tinubu and Banire are currently at loggerheads.

President Muhammadu Buhari had submitted a letter to the Senate seeking the confirmation of Banire as AMCON boss.

But Senate at its sitting Tuesday received a petition endorsed by the three senators from Lagos State which opposed the nomination of Banire as the chairman of AMCON. 

Senator Solomon Adeola (APC-Lagos West), who laid the petition, noted that it emanated from their constituents.

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Adeola noted that enclosed in the petition were “the signatures of the three senators from Lagos State against the nomination.”

He solicited the permission of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to lay the petition before the Senate for consideration and approval.

Saraki gave Adeola the go ahead to lay the petition.

He referred the petition to the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions for necessary action.

The Senate had on July 18, 2018 acknowledged receipt of the request from President Buhari to confirm Mr Muiz Banire (SAN), as Chairman, Governing Board of Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

The President said that request was in compliance with Section 10(1) of the AMCON Act 2010.

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