By Joshua Olalekan, Lagos
President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Senator Biyi Durojaye as the chairman of the Nigeria Communications Commission.
A statement issued on Tuesday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina said a letter from the president has been dispatched to the Senate seeking confirmation for Durojaye and other nominees into the board of the commission.
Adesina wrote that â€œIn 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.â€
He added that â€œThose 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).
â€œThe nominations are in accordance with section 8(1) of the Nigerian Communications Commission Act 2003.â€