President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday in
Abuja forwarded the name of Justice Zainab
Bulkachuwa as President of the Court of Appeal.
In a letter addressed to Senate President, Jonathan
said the nomination was in conformity with the
1999 Constitution as amended.
The letter was read by Deputy Senate President Ike
Ekweremadu, who presided over plenary
If confirmed Bulkachuwa would be the first female
President of the Court of Appeal.
It would be recalled Bulkachuwa has been holding
the position in acting capacity since Novemeber
Jonathan on Wednesday also forwarded the name
of Mr Shettima Gana for confirmation and
reappointment into the Revenue Mobilsation,
Allocation and Fiscal Commission.
This was also contained in a letter sent to the
Senate by the president.
The president noted in the letter that the
commission was one of the executive bodies
established under Section 153(1) of the 1999
“By the provision of Part 1(N) of the third schedule
of the constitution, the commission shall comprise
a chairman and one member from each state of the
federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
“I have therefore, in exercise of the powers
conferred on me by Section 154(1) of the 1999
constitution decided to re-appoint Gana as a
member of the commission,” the letter read.
Jonathan also forwarded the Nigerian Metallurgical
Industry Bill 2014 and the Nigeria Fertilizer Bill
2014 to the Senate for consideration and passage
The President expressed optimism that the
requests would receive the usual expeditious
consideration and approval of members of the