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Senate confirms NASC, NCC nominees

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Ahmad Lawan

Senate has confirmed the appointment of Engr. Ahmed Kadi Amshi from Yobe State as the chairman of the National Assembly Service Commission, NASC and 12 others as members of the commission.

It also approved the appointments of Prof. Adeolu Akande from the South West and Mr.
Uche Onwude from the South East as the chairman and member of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC.

The NASC nominees were confirmed after the presentation and consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service, chaired by Senator Ibrahim Shekarau (APC Kano Central) during plenary.

President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan had recently read a request from President Muhammadu Buhari requesting the confirmation of appointment of the chairman and members of the NASC.

Other appointees of the commission are Babagana Modu from Borno State, Senator Abubakar Tutare (Taraba), Hakeem Akamo (Lagos), Tunrayo Akintomide (Ondo), Atanomeyorwi Francis (Delta) and Bassey Etuk from Akwa Ibom State.

The rest are Hon. Bailyaminu Yusuf Shinkafi from Zamfara State, Sani Saidu Kazaure (Jigawa), Senator Julius Ucha (Ebonyi), Nnamdi Anyaehie (Imo), Auwalu Aliyu Ohindase (Kogi) and Muazu Is’haq from Nasarawa State as members respectively.

Presenting the committee report, its chairman urged the Senate to approve the appointment of the nominees in accordance with the National Assembly Service Commission, NASC Act as amended 2010.

Shekarau explained that they were all qualified to be appointed as the chairman and members of the commission having proved their mettle in public service during screening by the committee.

Their appointments were unanimously approved by majority of the senators when the President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan put it to voice votes.

In his remarks, Lawan commended the committee for a job well-done and charged the appointees to swing into action immediately once they receive their appointments’ letters.

He said that the absence of the commission for a long time is affecting the activities of the National Assembly.

Similarly, the confirmation of appointments of the NCC nominees was sequel to the presentation and consideration of the report by the Committee on Communications.

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