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Buhari nominates chairman, commissioners for NCC

PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES ENVOY OF AFRICAN UNION PEACE FUND 2A&B. R-L; President Muhammadu Buhari and Former President ADB and Special Envoy African Union Peace Fund, Dr Donald Kaberuka during an audience with the President at the State House in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JULY 11 2016

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, 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.

Those nominated as Non-Executive Commissioners are: Aliyu Sa’idu Abubakar (North East), Clement Omeiza Baiye (North Central), Chief Okoi Ofem Obono Obla (South South), Pastor Ezekiel Yissa (North Central) and Senator Ifeanyi Ararume (South East).

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



Special Adviser to the President

(Media and Publicity)

August 2, 2016


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