President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday urged the Senate to screen and confirm Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a second and final term in office.

The President also urged the Upper Chamber to confirm his nominees for the chairmanship and membership of the Governing Council of the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPADEC) and the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan read President Buhari’s letters of request during plenary in Abuja.

The President, in his letter, dated November 12, 2020, requested the Senate to confirm Ityav Joseph Terfa as HYPADEC chairman.

He premised the request on Section 3(2) of the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission Act.