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Mr Victor Muruako has been confirmed by the Senate as the Chairman of  Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) after acting as chairman for seven years without board members.

Mr Muruako who has been serving in an acting capacity for seven years after the expiration of the tenure of the pioneer board of the commission on December 4, 2013.

His confirmation comes weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari conveyed his (Mr Muruako) appointment to the Senate. It was, however, not without some arguments among lawmakers because there was, however, no appointment letter or directive from the president when Mr Muruako appointed himself the chairman of the commission.

There are also several allegations accusing him of being involved in corrupt practices in the commission ranging from illegal suspension(s), illegal employment (ghost workers) to irregular signatures, favouritism, among others.

Mr Muruako had said that the allegations were not true. Although he said it was not the first time that such allegations were being made, he expressed surprise that they were coming up again.