Buhari writes Senate for confirmation of NCC Executive Chairman

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The Nigeria Senate on Tuesday acknowledged an executive communication from President Muhammadu Buhari seeking to confirm Prof. Umar Danbatta as the Executive Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission for a second term of office.

In a letter read on the floor of the Senate by the President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the confirmation was in line with the provisions of section 8 subsection 1 of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) Act 2003.

Part of the letter reads: “I am pleased to present for confirmation by the Senate the nomination of Professor Umar Danbatta as Executive Vice-chairman of the governing board of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) for the second term of five years.

“It is my hope that the Senate will consider and confirm the nominees in the usual expeditious manner.”

Also, Buhari has forwarded a list of nominees to be confirmed as members of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

In a separate letter which was read, he cited section 154, subsection 1 of the 1999 Constitution as amended, noting that the confirmation would empower the agency to discharge their responsibilities dispassionately.

Those who were nominated are 1. Barrister Ben. Omiano (Anambra South East) 2. Ho. Johnson Agbonamiya (Edo South-South) 3. Olayinka Babatunde (South West).

Part of the letter reads: “In compliance with section 154 subsection 1 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and pursuant to section 1 subsection 2 and 3 of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) act LFN 2004.

“I write to seek confirmation of the Senate the following three nominees for appointment as members of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).”

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