According to a press releaseÂ making rounds, former senator,Â Olabiyi Durojaiye, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Names for the positions of Â Executive Commissioner and Non-Executive Commissioners of the NCC were also submitted (by the President) to the Senate for approval.
Thatâ€™s basically the tl;dr version. Iâ€™m just going to dump the entire release here so you can more information (if youâ€™re that interested).
President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate to confirm nominees into positions of Chairman, Executive Commissioner, and Non-Executive Commissioners of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
In a letter dated August 2, 2016, sent to President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, Mr. Buhari nominated Olabiyi Durojaiye as chairman of the commission.
Mr. Durojaiye, a former senator, is to represent the South West.
The president also nominated Sunday Dare as the NCCâ€™s Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management.
Mr. Dare will also represent the south west. He is an aide to a former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu.
Those nominated as Non-Executive Commissioners are: Aliyu Saâ€™idu Abubakar (North East), Clement Omeiza Baiye (North Central), Okoi Ofem Obono Obla (South South), Ezekiel Yissa (North Central) and Ifeanyi Ararume (South East).
â€œThe nominations are in accordance with Section 8(1) of the Nigerian Communications Commission Act 2003,â€ a statement by the presidentâ€™s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said on Tuesday