The Senate has on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the confirmation of Kingsley Obiora and Adeola Akande as deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria; and chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC.
Both requests were contained in a letter addressed to the senate president, Ahmad Lawan, and dated January 16, 2020 and December 24, 2019, respectively.
Also appointed was Uche Onwude as a member of the Board of the Commission.
President Buhari, in a letter requesting the confirmation of Obiora as deputy governor of the Central Bank, wrote: “In accordance with the provisions of Section 8(1)(2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, (Establishment) Act 2007, I have the pleasure to present Kingsley Isitua Obiora for confirmation as deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.”
In a separate letter seeking the confirmation of the NCC nominees, Buhari wrote: “In accordance with the provision of Section 8(1) of the Nigerian Communications Act, 2003, I write to forward, for confirmation by the Senate, the under-listed two names of nominees as chairman and member of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC.”
The nominees are: Adeolu Akande (South West) as chairman and Uche Onwude (South East) as a member of the NCC Board.
In a related development, the Senate on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, received a request for the confirmation of Musa Shuaibu Nuhu as director-general for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.
The request was contained in another letter dated January 7, 2020, and read on the floor during plenary.
The letter reads: “Pursuant to Section 8, Part IV of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (Establishment) Act, I hereby write to request for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Musa Shuaibu Nuhu as the director-general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.
“Musa Shuaibu Nuhu is a reputable airline Pilot and Aviation Safety Expert with well over 30 years of cognate working experience in the Aviation Industry. A copy of his curriculum vitae is attached herewith.
“In view of the strategic importance of the NCAA as the regulator of the Civil Aviation Industry. I wish to request for the expeditious consideration and confirmation of Musa Shuaibu Nuhu as the substantive director-general of NCAA.”