Senate confirms Chira as Auditor General for Federation

…7 out of 10 REC nominees, too 

By Benjamin Arida://

Senate, on Wednesday, 1st November, 2023 confirmed President Bola Tinubu’s appointment of Mr. Shaakaa Chira as the Auditor General for the Federation, AuGF.

Chira’s confirmation followed his screening by senators at the Committee of the Whole, chaired by the Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio.

Similarly, the Red Chamber also screened and confirmed seven out of 10 Presidential nominees as Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs.

Their confirmation was also as a result of the consideration of the request of President Tinubu, which was presented on the floor of the upper legislative chamber by the Majority Leaders, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele.

Senator Bamidele explained that the confirmation of the nominees was in accordance with the provisions of Section 154(1) of the 1999 Constitution.

Those confirmed are: Mr. Etekarnba Umoren (Akwa-Ibom State), Mr. Isah  Ehimeakne (Edo State) Mrs. Oluwatoyin Babalola (Ekiti State), Mr. Abubakar Ahmed Mai‘aii, (Gombe State).

Others include, Mr. Shehu Wahab (Kwara State), Mr. Aminu Kasimi Idris (Nasarawa State) and Mohammed Abubakar Sadiq Niger State.

In his remarks after the confirmation, the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio urged the appointees to bring their experience to bear in the discharge of their duties.


A journalist by profession and I have been in active practice for so many years. A graduate of Political Science from University of Abuja. Maried with four children.

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