The Nigerian Senate has confirmed that it is set to screen three non-executive Commissioners and one Executive Commissioner for the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC).
President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan informed on Wednesday that the exercise scheduled for Thursday follows an executive communication by President Muhammadu Buhari, nominating the affected persons.
“The Senate do consider the request of Mr. President and Commander-Chief on the confirmation of the nomination of the following persons as non-executive Commissioners of the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) in accordance with Sections 8(1) of the Nigeria Communication Commission,” he said.
Before adopting the letter by President Buhari, Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Sabi Abdulahi moved that an ad-hoc committee be set up to screen the nominees.
Thereafter, Senator Lawan urged the nominees including Aliyu Saidu Abubakar, Non-executive Commissioner (North East), Prof. Millionaire Abowei – Non-executive Commissioner (South South), Abdullazeez Mohammed Salmon., Non-executive (North Central) and Engr. Uba A. S. Maska, Executive Commissioner (Re-appointment) to appear before the Committee, while asking the Committee to turn in their report as soon as possible.