Double Honour: President Buhari Appoints Obla NCC Commissioner

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By CrossRiverWatch Admin

(left) Okoi Obono-Obla (Right) President Muhammadu Buhari
(left) Okoi Obono-Obla (Right) President Muhammadu Buhari

Again, President Muhammadu Buhari forwarded Okoi Obono-Obla’s name to the senate as a nominee for the position of non-executive commissioner representing the south-south geo-political zone in the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) Tuesday in Abuja.

This was revealed in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina and obtained by CrossRiverWatch where the President requested the senate to confirm nominees into the positions of Chairman, Executive Commissioner and Non-Executive Commissioners of the NCC.

This comes on the heels of his appointment as Special Assistant on Prosecution to the President which many view as a reward for his steadfastness to the leftist ideology in the political terrain over the years.

The statement which says the nominations are in accordance with section 8 (1) of the Nigeria Communications Commission Act 2003 also listed among the nominees are 83 year old Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye as Chairman, Sunday Dare as Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management while the non-executive commissioners are: Aliyu Sa’idu Abubakar, Clement Omeiza Baiye, Pastor Ezekiel Yissa and Senator Ifeanyi Ararume.

In a related development, the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru Usani has congratulated Okoi Obono-Obla on his appointment as a non-executive commissioner in the NCC.

Usani who took to his Facebook page, posted Wednesday that “The material and human capital contributions of every state in Nigeria must never be taken for granted. The appointment of Chief Okoi Obono Obla, one of Cross River’s finest men, will make the NCC much more better. Just watch out! Congratulations Obono! (sic)”.

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