Senate Drops Akinwande for NERC Chairmanship Job
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
The Senate on Tuesday dropped the nominee for the chairmanship position of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Prof. Akintunde Akinwande.
The Senate explained that it took the decision because the nominee failed to appear before its Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy for screening.
However, the red chamber confirmed the nomination of six members for the board of NERC and they are Nathan Rogers Shatti (North-East), Sanusi Garba (North-West), Moses Arigu (North-Central), Frank Okafor (South-East) and Musiliu Oseni (South-West), Dafe Akpedeye (South-South).
But Sanusi Garba was confirmed as Vice-Chairman of NERC, while the other five were confirmed as commissioners.
The Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to nominate another candidate for the NERC’s top job.
The Committee said it was left with no choice to seek for Prof Akinwande’s replacement because of his refusal to appear for screening. This is not the first time he has failed to do so.©Business Post Nigeria. Permission to reproduce, publish, broadcast, rewrite or redistribute this content or any other on this website in whole or in part is granted so far appropriate credit is given to www.businesspost.ng as the source. If you seek further information, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08180851450. Do you have a story for us or you want your press releases published on our platform or you simply want us to cover your event? Kindly reach us through the above contact details. Thank you.