Senate Receives President Buhari’s Letter To Confirm NCAA, Others Appointments

* President Buhari *Daily Post Nigeria

The Senate has received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the confirmation of confirmation of Capt. Musa Shuaibu Nuhu as Director-General for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

The request was contained in a letter dated January 7, 2020 and read on the floor of the Senate during plenary.

The request is coming more than three months after the President sacked former Director General of NCAA, Capt. Mukthar Usman.

Recalled that the former DG was removed by the President towards the end of October,2019.

 “Pursuant to Section 8, Part IV of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (Establishment) Act, I hereby write to request for a confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Captain Musa Shuaibu Nuhu as the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

“Captain Musa Shuaibu Nuhu is a reputable airline Pilot and Aviation Safety Expert with well over 30 years of cognate working experience in the Aviation Industry. A copy of his curriculum vitae is attached herewith,” part of the letter reads.

The President continued, “In view of the strategic importance of the NCAA as the regulator of the Civil Aviation Industry. I wish to request for the expeditious consideration and confirmation of Captain Musa Shuaibu Nuhu as the substantive Director-General of NCAA.”

Similarly, the upper chamber has also received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the confirmation of confirmation of Dr. Kingsley Isitua Obiora and Professor Adeola Akande as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN)and Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) respectively.

The  requests were contained in a letter dated January 16, 2020 and December 24, 2019.

The President, in a letter requesting the confirmation of Obiora as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, said that it was, “In accordance with the provisions of Section 8(1)(2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) (Establishment) Act 2007, I have the pleasure to present Dr. Kingsley Isitua Obiora for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.”

The letter from the President that requested that Prof. Adeola Akande should confirmed as Chairman of NCC, explained that the request was, “In accordance with the provision of Section 8(1) of the Nigerian Communications Act, 2003, I write to forward, for confirmation by the Senate, the under-listed two names of nominees as Chairman and member of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).”

 Prof. Adeolu Akande is from the South West geo–political zone while Mr. Uche Onwude from South East , the President has requested from the Senate be confirmed as member of the NCC Board.

 

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