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 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 NCC Act 2003.