News Update: Senate Confirms Prof. Omotayo As NIPSS DG


The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Professor Ayo Omotayo for appointment as the Director-General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos, Plateau State.

Omotayo’s confirmation by the Upper Chamber followed its consideration of a report by the Joint Committee on Establishment and Public Service Matters; and Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs.

Vice-Chairman of the Committee, Senator Danjuma La’ah, in his presentation on behalf of the Chairman, Ibrahim Shekarau, described the nominee as an “asset” who possessed the requisite legal requirements specified under sections 3(2b) and 5 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies 2004.

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“Both the DSS and Police reports submitted to the Committee on the life of the nominee to date did not reveal any iota of crime or wrongdoing against him”, La’ah said.

The nominee was thereafter confirmed by Senate.

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