Senate confirms new NCC chairman
The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Adeolu Akande as the new Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) chairman.
This comes shortly after the former chairman, Olabiyi Durojaiye was eased out of office without being alowed to tender his resignation.
Some members of Senate opposed the appointment, pointing out that Durojaiye was only allowed to serve three years of his five -year tenure.
In response, Senate president Ahmad Lawan said: “The Senate did not initiate the nomination. The Senate received the nomination from Mr President. The initial nomination of the former chairman was only brought to the Senate to be confirmed at that time.
“So, the issue of whether to have the opportunity to resign is entirely not in the hands of the Senate. However, I really sympathise with the situation, but I want to remind you that the prerogative of nominations rests with Mr President.”