Senate confirms six for NERC board, Chairman still outstanding


The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of six members for the board of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Daily Trust reports.

The confirmed nominees are Sanusi Garba (North-West), Nathan Rogers Shatti (North-East), Moses Arigu (North-Central), Dafe Akpedeye (South-South), Frank Okafor (South-East) and Musiliu Oseni (South-West). While Garba was confirmed as Vice-Chairman of the NERC, the other five were confirmed as commissioners.

However, the nominee for the chairmanship of the commission, Prof. Akintunde Akinwande, was dropped due to his absence from the screening by the Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy. The committee has therefore asked President Muhammadu Buhari present another nominee to replace Akinwande.