President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded to the Senate for confirmation nominees into positions of Chairman, Executive Commissioner, and Non-Executive Commissioners of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
In a letter dated August 2, 2016, and sent to President of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye (South West) was nominated as Chairman, while Mr. Sunday Dare (South West), a former media aide to the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, got the nod as Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, also listed those nominated as Non-Executive Commissioners as 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).
The nominations, Buhari explained were in accordance with Section 8(1) of the Nigerian Communications Commission Act 2003.
Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, who is currently the Executive Vice Chairman (Chief Executive Officer) of the Nigerian Communications Commission, was one of the first appointments Buhari made on assumption of office as president.
Meanwhile, President Buhari has approved the appointment of Asiwaju Bisi Adegbuyi as Post-Master General/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST).