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Senators confirm Buhari’s nominee whose records showed he started school before he was born.

The Senate on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 confirmed a nominee to the board of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) despite the discrepancies in his records.⁣

Yahaya Muhammad was one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees confirmed by lawmakers after clearance by the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes.⁣

Committee chairman, Kwari Sulieman, told the chamber that all five nominees met the necessary requirements to hold public office, but Senator Hassan Hadejia, raised concerns about Muhammad.⁣

The lawmaker noted that Muhammad’s records showed that he started primary school a year before he was born.⁣

He also called into question the sequence of the nominee’s education experience which he said was conflicting.⁣

“He was in Borno Teachers College from 1975 and 1988 while simultaneously he was in the college of administration studies from 1980 to 1981,” Hadejia said.⁣

The noted discrepancies did not stop a majority of lawmakers from voting for Muhammad’s confirmation.⁣

George Abang was also confirmed as the EFCC board secretary, and Lukman Mohammed, Anumba Adaeze, and Bola Adesina confirmed as members.⁣

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