News Flash! President Buhari Appoints Tinubu’s Spokesman As NCC Commissioner
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Sunday Dare, spokesman of Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, as the south-west executive commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement, saying Buhari has sent a request to the senate to confirm the appointments of Dare and other nominees into top positions in the commission.
“In 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,” the statement read.
“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.”