In a letter dated August 2, 2016, sent to President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, Mr. Buhari nominated Olabiyi Durojaiye as chairman of the Nigerian communications commission (NCC).
Mr. Durojaiye, a former senator, is to represent the South Western zone of the country.
The president also nominated Sunday Dare as the NCC’s Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management.
Mr. Dare will also represent the south west. He is an aide to a former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu.
Those nominated as Non-Executive Commissioners are: Aliyu Sa’idu Abubakar (North East), Clement Omeiza Baiye (North Central), Okoi Ofem Obono Obla (South South), Ezekiel Yissa (North Central) and Ifeanyi Ararume (South East).
“The nominations are in accordance with Section 8(1) of the Nigerian Communications Commission Act 2003,” a statement by the president’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said on Tuesday.
Olabiyi Durojaiye was elected Senator for the Ogun East constituency of Ogun State, Nigeria at the start of the Nigerian Fourth Republic, running on the Alliance for Democracy (AD) platform. He took office on 29 May 1999. He also uses the tribal title Otunba as a pre-nominal style, thereby highlighting his position as a chieftain of the Yoruba people.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is the independent regulatory body for the Nigerian telecommunications industry. The NCC was created under Decree number 75 by the Federal Military Government of Nigeria on 24 November 1992. The NCC was charged with the responsibility of regulating the supply of telecommunications services and facilities, promoting competition, and setting performance standards for telephone services in Nigeria.
The commission is headed by a board of nine commissioners, composed of the Chairman, the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, two Executive Officers, and five non-executive commissioners.
There are five directorates, fourteen departments, and five units. All these offices report to the office of the chief executive.
We wish the former senator and presidential aspirant a very smooth tenure in office and really do hope he brings new and innovative ideas to the sector he has been called upon to head.