The Senate yesterday confirmed six commissioners of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and asked President Muhammadu Buhari to nominate another person for the chairmanship of of the commission.
President Buhari had nominated , Professor Akintunde Ibitayo Akinwande, a US based scholar but he refused to appear before the Senate Committee on Power for screening.
Presenting the report of his Committee on the screening, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP, Abia) said Akinwande was not recommend for confirmation as he failed to appear for screening.
All the commissioner nominees, namely Sanusi Garba (North West) Vice Chairman, Nathan Rogers Shatti (North East), Dr. Moses Arigu (North Central), Dafe Akpedeye (South-south), Professor Frank Okafor (South-east) and Dr. Musilliu O. Oseni (South West) were all confirmed.
In his remark, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki urged commissioners to work for the improvement of the country’s power sector.
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