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Buhari seeks senate’s confirmation of NCC, NIPSS nominees

Buhari seeks senate’s confirmation of NCC, NIPSS nominees
July 09
14:28 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked to the senate to confirm nominees for the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) and National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS).

The president’s request was contained in three letters read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan(pictured) on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.

Buhari based his request on section 8 (1) of NCC act and section 5 (2) of NIPSS act; presenting four nominees for the NCC and one for the NIPSS.

“In accordance with section 8 (1) of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) act 2003, I write to forward the under listed names of nominees for confirmation by the senate as non-executive commissioners of the Nigeria Communications Commission,” the president said.

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“The names are; Aliyu Abubakar (north-east), Millennia Aboiye (south-south) and Abdulaziz Salman (north-central).

“In accordance with section 8 (1) of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) act 2003, I hereby present for confirmation by the senate Engineer Uba Maska for appointment as executive commissioner for the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC).

“In accordance with section 5 (2) of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) act, I write to forward for confirmation by the senate the appointment of Abu S. Galadima as the substantive director-general National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS).

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“The nominee’s curriculum vitae is attached herewith.”

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