President Bola Tinubu has asked the Senate to approve the disengagement of Mr Babatunde Irukera, as the Executive Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC).
This is contained in a letter addressed to President of Senate, Godswill Akpabio and read at plenary on Tuesday.
” In accordance with the provisions of Section 8(2) of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC),
“I hereby seek the kind confirmation of the Senate in respect of the disengagement from office of Babatunde Irukera as Executive Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer of the FCCPC with effect from Jan.8.
“While I hope that this Senate will consider this request expeditiously, please do accept, Distinguished Senate President and Distinguished senators the assurances of my highest. regards.”
President Bola Tinubu had in January annaounced the sacking of the heads of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, Mr Babatunde Irukera and that of the Bureau of Public Enterprises, Mr Alexander Okoh.
This is contained in a statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Monday in Abuja.
The Presidential spokesman said that the dismissal was in conformity with plans to restructure and reposition critical agencies of the Federal Government.
This, he added, was also towards protecting the rights of Nigerian consumers and providing strong basis for enhanced contributions to the nation’s economy by key growth-enabling institutions.
Ngelale said that the two dismissed Chief Executives are directed to hand over to the next most senior officer in their respective agencies, pending the appointment of new ones.
He said that the dismissal of the two heads was with immediate effect.