Another Buhari’s Nominees, Akinwande, Bugaje turns down NERC, Ambasadorial nominations

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye

A mild drama ensued yesterday in the Senate as another nominee of President Muhammadu Buhari, Professor Akintunde Akinwande, failed to turn up for screening as Chairman, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC.Also, Usman Bugaje, an ambassadorial nominee from Kastina state, has turned down his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Bugaje is the second nominee to reject the offer, after Pauline Tallen, former deputy governor of Plateau state, turned it down as well.

Blackface News gathered that Bugaje, a former National Secretary of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) opted out for lack of consultation from the presidency before his appointment was made known to the public.

Akinwande as at the time of filling this report has refused to furnish the Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy, headed by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, PDP, Abia South, with his resume.

Blackface News also learned that Akinwande turned down the nomination for not being consulted before the nomination was made as he was not ready to leave his present Job at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, United States to take up the NERC appointment.

Other nominees for the board appointment include Sanusi Garuba (Vice Chairman), Nathan R. Shatti (commissioner), Dr. Moses Arigu (commissioner), Dafe C. Akpeneye (commissioner), Prof. Frank Okafor(commissioner) and Musiliu O. Oseni(commissioner).

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