Senate rejects Buhari’s nominee for NERC board chairmanship

The Senate on Tuesday rejected President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominee for Chairmanship of the Board of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Prof. Akintunde Akinwande. It, however, confirmed the nomination of six members for the board of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission.

The Senate rejected Akinwande due to his absence from the screening of nominees by the Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy.

The committee recommended that the President present another nominee to replace Akinwande.

Those confirmed are Sanusi Garba (North-West) as Vice Chairman and Nathan Rogers Shatti (North-East), Moses Arigu (North-Central), Dafe Akpedeye (South-South), Frank Okafor (South-East) and Musiliu Oseni (South-West) as Commissioners.

 

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