By Ikechukwu Okaforadi and Musa Adamu
Senate yesterday confirmed the appointment of Modibbo Hamman Tukur as Director General (DG) of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).
This followed the presentation of a six-page report of the Senate Eight-man Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes by its Chairman,Senator Chukwuka Utazi (Enugu North), on the screening of the nominee.
Utazi said Tukur, a Masters degree holder who was screened by the committee on January 17 was between 2005 and 2017 Head of Strategic Partnership and International Affairs at the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
He said the committee decided to recommend Tukur to Senate for confirmation as NFIU director based on his qualification, experience and suitability.
The Upper legislative chamber also referred the confirmation of three nominees as Career Ambassadors-Designate to its Committee on Foreign Affairs headed by Senator Monsurat Sunmonu (Oyo Central).
The committee which is to report back to Senate within two weeks was mandated following the presentation of Christopher Chejina (Delta); Bukar Kolo (Yobe) and M.A. Mabdul (Benue); to the Senate as ambassadorial nominees by Senate Chief Whip, Senator Sola Adeyeye (Osun Central).