Senate Grants Tinubu’s Request to dismiss Irukera As FCCPC CEO

The Nigerian Senate has granted President Bola Tinubu’s request to dismiss Babatunde Irukera, the Executive Vice-Chair of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission(FCCPC),citing his alleged inability to effectively carry out his duties.

President Tinubu’s demanded for the removal of the former FCCPC boss through an executive letter conveyed and read during the plenary session by the Senate President, GodsWill Akpabio, citing inefficiency as the reason for the dismissal.

Under the FCCPC Act, the President requires the National Assembly’s approval to remove the Executive Vice-Chairman of the Commission.

In his letter, President Tinubu emphasized the need to restructure and reposition critical government agencies to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

He added that this decision aligns with his administration’s commitment to fortify mechanisms for safeguarding the rights of Nigerian consumers and bolstering the nation’s economy through key growth-enabling institutions.

Following deliberations, the Senate conducted a voice vote, with the majority in favor of approving the request.

Subsequently, the Senate President officially confirmed the decision by striking the gavel.

Recall that Tinubu had previously dismissed Irukera, along with Mr. Alexander Okoh, the Director-General/CEO of the Bureau of Public Enterprises, in January, with immediate effect prior to yesterday’s plenary.