The Senate yesterday confirmed Yahaya Muhammad (Yobe) among four other nominees as board members and Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) despite complain that his Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicated that he (Muhammad) started school before he was born.
The Senate confirmed George Abang Ekungu (Cross River) as Secretary of the EFCC while Luqman Muhammed (Edo); Anumba Adaeze (Enugu); Alhaji Kola Raheem Adesina (Kwara) and Alhaji Yahaya Muhammad (Yobe) as board members of the EFCC.
However, the Senator representing Jigawa North East, Senator Hassan Hadejia said there is an overlap in the sequence of Muhammad’s educational experience because he was born on 29th September, 1969 and he started his Central Primary school in 1968.
Presenting the report of the committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes
for the five persons, Sen Kwari, Suleiman Abdu (Kaduna North) urged the Senate to confirm the nominees.
Abdu who said the nominees were screened with nothing inseminating, said they are all qualify for the job.
But Senator Hadejia who raised an objection, said: My name is Senator Hassan Hadejia representing Jigawa Northeast Senatorial district and let me bring to the notice of the House, certain discrepancies in the report that are contradictory especially with regards to one of the nominee, Alhaji Yahaya Muhammad on page 8.
“Where the nominee according to record started his primary school before he was born. There is also an overlap in the sequence of his educational experience because here, he was born on 29th September, 1969 and he started his Central Primary school in 1968.
“Then he was in Borno Teachers College from 1975 and 1988 while simultaneous he was in the College of Administration Studies from 1980 to 1981. If these are typographical errors Mr President, maybe we should have them corrected for the sake of our record,” he said.
Alhaji Yahaya Muhammad hails from the same Yobe State where the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan comes from.
Lawan was not at plenary yesterday but the Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege who presided ignored the issue raised by Hadejia and confirmed Muhammad.