The Senate confirmed the nominations of President Muhammadu Buhari’s candidates for Secretary and Board members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday.
One of them was Alhaji Yahaya Muhammad who claimed to have started primary school before he was born.
In a report presented by Senator Suleiman Kwari (Kaduna North), the Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes cleared the candidate and others.
Senator Hassan Hadejia of Jigawa North East has previously stated that Muhammad’s Curriculum Vitae revealed that he began education before he was born.
Hadejia said, “Let me bring to the notice of the House, certain discrepancies in the report that are contradictory especially with regards to one of the nominees, Alhaji Yahaya Muhammad on page 8.
“The nominee, according to the record before us, started his primary school before he was born. There is also an overlap in the sequence of his educational experience because here, he was born on 29th September 1969 and he started his Central Primary school in 1968.
“He was in Borno Teachers College from 1975 and 1988 while simultaneously he was in the College of Administration Studies from 1980 to 1981.
“If these are typographical errors Mr (Senate) President, maybe we should have them corrected for the sake of our record.”
The Senate, on the other hand, confirmed Muhammad’s appointment.
Also confirmed as Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is George Ekungu of Cross River State.
Luqman Muhammed (Edo); Anumba Adaeze (Enugu); Alhaji Kola Adesina (Kwara); and Alhaji Yahaya Muhammad (Yobe) have also been confirmed as EFCC board members by the red chamber.
The senators had been advised by Kwari that the nominees had been thoroughly vetted and determined to be qualified for the jobs.
Ovie Omo-Agege, the Deputy Senate President who presided over the plenary, congratulated the nominees.