President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees into boards of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) were read on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday in Abuja.
Senate President Bukola Saraki read two correspondences from the President for the confirmation of the appointment of members of the of the two commissions.
According to the President, in presenting the nominees for confirmation into the board of NERC, he depended on section 34 of the Electric Power sector Reform CAP E7 LFN.
Those presented included two former Senators, Olabiyi Durojaiye from Ogun State who was nominated for NCC board and Ifeanyi Ararume from Imo State as a Non-executive Commissioner of NCC.
Those presented for confirmation into NERC board are Professor Akintunde I. Akinwande, Chairman; Sanusi Garba, Vice Chairman; Nathan R. Shanti, Commissioner; Dr. Moses Arigu , Commissioner; Dafe C. Akpeneye, Commissioner; Professor Frank Okafor, Commissioner and Dr. Musiliu O. Oseni, Commissioner.
Those presented for the board of NCC are Durajaiye, Chairman; Sunday Dare, Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management; Aliyu Sa’ida Abubakar, Non-executive Commissioner; Clement Omeiza Baiye, Non- executive Commissioner; Chief Okoi Ofem Obono Obia, Non-executive Commissioner; Pastor Ezekiel Yissa, Non-executive Commissioner and Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, Non-executive Commissioner.
Although the Senate was expected to consider the requests of the President for the confirmation of chairman and members of the Niger Delta Development Commission and also the confirmation of the appointment of Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria as listed in Tuesday’s order paper, both requests were declined to another legislative day.
The Senate also approved the motion sponsored by Senator Ali Ndume, the Senate leader, that the Senators begin debate on the economy from Wednesday.