Senate indicts Presidency, bars lottery commission DG from office

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja

The Senate, on Thursday, condemned the Presidency for allowing Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila to resume as the Director-General of the Nigeria Lottery Regulation Commission without legislative approval of his appointment.

The lawmakers also barred Gbajabiamila from the office until the Presidency sought the Senate’s approval for his appointment and the appointee was cleared by the legislature.

President Muhammadu Buhari had in April appointed Gbajabiamila as the Director-General of the NLRC as well as 22 other chief executives of the Federal Government organisations.

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