The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominee, Aliyu Saidu Abubakaar, as a Non-Executive Commissioner of the Nigerian Communication Commission.
He was rejected by the 8th Senate under the leadership of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki for failure to produce credible educational certificates.
Abubakar was rejected in November 2016.
The Senate confirmation came after the consideration of Senator Teslim Folarin’s Adhoc Panel, which screened the nominee.
Others confirmed along with Abubakar were Engr. Uba Masaka as Executive Commissioner, Prof. Millionaire Abowei and Abdulazeez Mohammed Salman.
It could be recalled that Chairman of the NCC Committee of the 8th Senate, Barth Nnaji, said Abubakar lacks the professional and educational disciplines provided in section 7(1) (a-h) of the Nigerian Communications Act 2003, which stipulates the qualification of the Commission’s Board members.