Buhari seeks Senate confirmation for NCC chairman, commissioners

Buhari seeks Senate confirmation for NCC chairman, commissioners
August 02 18:32 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate to confirm nominees into positions of Chairman, Executive Commissioner, and Non-Executive Commissioners of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

In a letter dated August 2, 2016, sent to President of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the President nominated Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye (from South West) as chairman and Mr. Sunday Dare (fromSouth West) as Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, said the President also nominated Aliyu Sa’idu Abubakar (North East), Clement Omeiza Baiye (North Central), Chief Okoi Ofem Obono Obla (South South), Pastor Ezekiel Yissa (North Central) and Senator Ifeanyi Ararume (South East) as non-executive commissioners of the commission.

According to him, the nominations by the President are in accordance with Section 8(1) of the Nigerian Communications Commission Act 2003.