May 18, 2017

Buhari appointed DG of Lottery Commission without Senate's approval – Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye, in a point of Order raised on Wednesday, stated that the Director General of National Lottery Commission was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari without confirmation of the Senate.

He explained that the appointment has seen the Director General discharging responsibilities in clear breach of section 8 (1) of the lottery act.

Dino cautioned that if the illegality was allowed, it would create disrespect for the rule of law.

The Senator said; “Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, as I speak, the DG has resumed at the Commission without passing through the checks of Senate as required by laws. Nigerians must be respected.” 

Senate President Bukola Saraki in response noted that the issues are weighty despite the fact that the matter came through order of personal explanation.

He stated that thorough investigation would be carried out, adding that the Senate will make sure that the appointee is stopped.

“The issues raised by Dino are weighty, though it came through a personal explanation. I think the matter may come through a motion so that the gentleman can stop the nonsense he is doing.”