Senate confirms Aliyu Abubakar as NCC non-executive commissioner


The Senate has approved the appointment of  Aliyu Abubakar, as a non-executive commissioner on the board of the National Communications Commission (NCC).

The Bauchi State indigene was first nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016, but the eight senate had refused to confirm him because of his low educational qualifications.

Last week, however, President Buhari nominated him again to represent the North-East, and the ninth national assembly approved his appointment.

Other nominees confirmed by the Senate were Uba Maska  as Executive Commissioner, Professor Millionaire Abowei as Non Executive Commissioner, and Abdulazeez Salman as Non-Executive Commissioner.

Their confirmation followed the recommendation of the Ad-hoc Committee on the Screening of Presidential Nominees.

Chairman of the committee, Senator Teslim Folarin (Oyo Central) stated that they are the nominees have no record of the indictment, and that they were satisfied after scrutinizing their resume.

He then recommended that the Senate confirm their appointments.



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