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Senate confirms Aminu Maida as NCC Executive Vice Chairman

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 by the Chairman, Bilbis Ikra (APC-Zamfara), at the Committee of the Whole on Thursday.

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

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

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