The Senate has granted approval to Tinubu’s request for the dismissal of the FCCP boss

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In a decisive move, the Senate has granted approval to President Bola Tinubu’s request for the dismissal of Babatunde Irukera, the Executive Vice-Chair of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), citing inefficiency as the basis for this action.

Tinubu’s demand for Irukera’s removal was conveyed in a letter read during Wednesday’s plenary by Senate President GodsWill Akpabio. According to the provisions outlined in the FCCPC Act, the President is required to seek the endorsement of the National Assembly for the dismissal of the Commission’s Executive Vice-Chairman.

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It’s worth noting that Tinubu had previously terminated Irukera’s appointment, along with that of Alexander Okoh, the Director-General/CEO of the Bureau of Public Enterprises, back in January, with immediate effect.

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Following deliberations, the Senate conducted a voice vote on the matter, with the majority of members expressing agreement. Subsequently, the Senate President signaled the approval by striking the gavel, affirming the decision to grant Tinubu’s request.

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