By Tobi Soniyi in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate to confirm nominees into positions of Chairman, Executive Commissioner, and Non-Executive Commissioners of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said Buhari in a letter dated August 2, 2016, sent to President of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki nominated a former presidential aspirant, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye (South West) as Chairman, while Mr. Sunday Dare (South West) got the nod as Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management.
Those nominated as Non-Executive Commissioners are: 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).
Adesina said the nominations were in accordance with Section 8(1) of the Nigerian Communications Commission Act 2003.