The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Adeleke Adewolu as Executive Commissioner on the governing board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
President Muhammadu Buhari had in September sent the nomination of Ademolu to the Senate for confirmation.
“In accordance with section 8(1) of the Nigerian Communications Commission’s Act, 2003, I hereby present Adeleke Moronfolu Adewolu for confirmation as Executive Commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission by the distinguished Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” part of the letter reads.
Adewolu’s confirmation followed a satisfactory report of Senate Committee on NCC.
Giving the report, the Senate Committee Chairman, Senator Oluremi Tinubu explained that the nominee whose name was transmitted to the Upper Chambers by the President was scrutinised and found worthy to serve as the Executive Commissioner of the NCC.
She said the nominee would replace the former NCC Commissioner representing South West on the NCC if confirmed as Commissioner by the Senate.
Tinubu further noted that the erstwhile Commissioner, Sunday Dare has been inaugurated as Minister of Sports by President Muhammadu Buhari, hence, the vacuum he left would be filled by the incoming Commissioner on the governing board of the NCC.
The President of the Senate of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan while confirming the appointment on Wednesday said that the NCC has not been doing well and some of the telecommunication companies still do not pay the necessary taxes.
“I must confess that the NCC has not been doing well, we still have so many unregistered sim cards, some of the Telecommunication Companies still do not pay the necessary taxes.
“Nigerians still do not enjoy quality services from the Telecommunication Companies,” he said.