Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has approved the names of 12 nominees into the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC). The names will be submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for appointment.

In a statement sent to Pulse by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, the senate president nominated the following into the commission: Senator Joy Emordi (Anambra) who is being proposed as the Chairman, Nuhu Musa (Jigawa), Hon. Bilyaminu Yusuf Shinkafi (Kebbi), Barr. Femi Agge (Edo), Uthman Olakunle Taofeek (Lagos), Prince Adenekan Olateru-Olagbegi (Ondo) and Amb. Abdulazeez Sheikh Usman (Kwara).

Other nominees are Awalu Aliyu Ohindese (Kogi), Henry Odey Adagba (Ebonyi), Dr. Rufus Omeire (Imo), Hon. Bilyamini Bunbot (Bauchi), and Ahmed Ashemi (Borno).

"In line with the provisions of Sections 3 and 4 of the National Assembly Commission Act, 2000, the names of the nominees will be presented to President Muhammadu Buhari for appointment", the statement added.

The Saraki led national assembly has had a running battle with the presidency since the APC assumed the reins in 2015.