Buhari President appoints Tinubu's spokesman as NCC commissioner

Adesina said the President has sent a request to the senate to confirm Dare's appointments and other nominees into top positions in the commission.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Sunday Dare, spokesman to the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, as the south-west Executive Commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made this known in a statement.

Adesina said the President has sent a request to the senate to confirm Dare's appointments and other nominees into top positions in the commission.

“In a letter dated August 2, 2016, sent to President of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye (South West) was nominated as Chairman, while Mr. Sunday Dare (South West) got the nod as Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management,” the statement read.

“Those nominated as non-executive commissioners are: Aliyu Sa’idu Abubakar (north-east), Clement Omeiza Baiye (north-central), Okoi Ofem Obono Obla (south-south), Ezekiel Yissa (north-central) and Ifeanyi Ararume (south-east).

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The Presidential spokesman said the nominations are in accordance with Section 8(1) of the Nigerian Communications Commission Act 2003.

 

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