Also included in the press release is the names of the Executives Commissioner and Non-Executive Commissioners of NCC which were also submitted to the Senate for approval.
Here is an excerpt from the Press Release;
President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate to confirm nominees into positions of Chairman, Executive Commissioner, and Non-Executive Commissioners of Nigerian CommunicationsCommission (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 NCC’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 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). “The nominations are in accordance with Section 8(1) of the Nigerian Communications Commission Act 2003,” a statement by the president’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said on Tuesday.