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Buhari seeks Garba’s confirmation as NERC Chairman

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The President, Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday asked the Senate to confirm Sanusi Garba as Executive Chairman of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission.

He also sought the Senate nod for the confirmation of Dr Musiliu  Oseni as vice chairman; and Aisha Mahmud as commissioner.

The incumbent Chairman of the commission, Prof. James Momoh will be retiring in November this year at age 70.

The request was contained in a letter dated 15th October, 2020, and read on the floor during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

Buhari said he made the request pursuant to Sections 34 and 40(1) of the Electricity Power Sector Reform Act.

The President in another letter, sought the confirmation of the Senate for the appointment of members of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Tribunal.

The nominees appointed by the President include: Mrs. Saratu Mama Shafi (Chairman, North-Central); George Mbonu (South-East); Thomas Okosun (South-South); Umar Duhu (North-East); Mr Ibrahim El-Yakubu (North-West); Mrs Sola Ajulo (South-West); and Kenneth Gyado (North-Central).

In a related development, the President in another letter requested the confirmation of Chief Onyemuche Nnamani as a member of the Police Service Commission.

The President said Nnamani’s appointment was due to the demise of Dr Nkemka Jombo-Ofo, member representing the South-East region.



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