Senate confirms Aminu Maida as EVC NCC

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Dr. Aminu Maida as the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC).


This followed the presentation and adoption of a report of the Committee on Communication at the Committee of the Whole on Thursday.



The committee is led by the Chairman, Senator Bilbis Ikra (APC- Zamfara).



Presenting the report, Ikra urged the Senate to consider the request of President Bola Tinubu for the confirmation of Maida for appointment as NCC Vice Chairman.


He said the request was in accordance with Section 8 (1) of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) Establishment Act, 2003.


He said the committee had screened Maida, saying that he passed all security clearance, possessed the requisite qualifications, professional experience, competence and regulatory capacity to further ensure success of the NCC.



He therefore urged the senate to approve the nomination.


The Senate, thereafter confirmed the appointment of Aminu Maida, as Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC.

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