By Ese Awhotu with agency report
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr. Muiz Adeyemi Banire as Chairman of the Governing Board of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
Banire a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, was a former Legal Adviser of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
The President also appointed the chairman and 12 commissioners of the Federal Civil Service Commission.
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, at the plenary on Tuesday, read Buhari’s letters to the legislature in which he sought the approval of the chamber as the AMCON chair’s appointment is subject to the approval of the Senate.
Muiz Adeyemi Banire is a lawyer and activist who served as three-term commissioner of Lagos State. He is currently National Legal Adviser of the All Progressive Congress, and a member of the National Judicial Council.
Born on 6 October 1966 in Olowogbowo, Lagos Island, Banire attended primary and secondary school in Mushin, Lagos. He received his LLB, Masters and Doctorates of Law from the University of Lagos focusing on the Evolving Alternative Legal Framework for Land Management in Nigeria.
He served his compulsory Youth Service with the Legal Aid Council and was later attached to Gani Fawehinmi Chambers before he was called to bar in 1989. Banire established his firm, M.A. Banire and Associates in 1995. He was a Senior Lecturer of Law at the University of Lagos from 1991 till 2010 lecturing in private and Property Law.
He was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2015 and appointed a Bencher.