Teddy Nwanunobi, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday wrote to the Senate to approve the appointment of 15 Special Advisers (SAs) for him in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution. In his first ever letter to the Senate, which was addressed to the Senate President, Senator David Mark, Buhari, however, did not include the names of the intended Special Advisers.
Buhari’s unedited terse letter reads: “Pursuant to the provision of Section 151(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), which confers on me to appoint Special Advisers to assist me in the performance of my functions, I write to request for your kind consideration and approval of the distinguished members of the Senate of the Federal Republic to appoint fifteen (15) Special Advisers as prescribed in Section 151(2-3) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
“While trusting that this exercise will receive the traditional prompt attention of the Senate, please accept, Mr. President, the assurance of my highest consideration”.