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Buhari asks senate to confirm Danbatta as NCC vice chairman

Buhari asks senate to confirm Danbatta as NCC vice chairman
July 07
12:01 2020
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President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the senate to confirm Umar Danbatta as the executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

In June, the ministry of communications and digital economy said the president had approved Danbatta’s reappointment for a term of five years.

Buhari’s request was contained in a letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.

The president based his request on section 8(1) of the NCC act.

“In accordance with the provisions of section 8 subsection 1 of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) act, 2003, I am pleased to present for confirmation by the senate the nomination of professor Umar Danbatta as executive vice chairman of the governing board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for a second term of five years,” the commander-in-chief said.

“It is my hope that the senate will consider and confirm the nominees in the usual expeditious manner.”

In another letter, the president asked the senators to confirm three nominees as board members of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

“In compliance with section 154 subsection 1 of the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria as amended and pursuant to section 1 subsection 2 and 3 of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) act LFN 2004, I write to seek confirmation of the senate the following three nominees for appointment as members of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB),” Buhari said.

The nominees are; Ben Omiano (Anambra, south-east), Johnson Agbonayima, a former house of representatives member (Edo, south-south); and Olayinka Babatunde (Ogun, south-west).

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